A man in his 40s has been arrested after a lorry overturned on the A14 near Claydon. 

Emergency services were called to the crash between Claydon and Beacon Hill at around 5.10am on Friday.

The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess drugs and possession of a controlled drug. 

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He was initially taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precaution, before being transported to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning. 

Ipswich Star: Traffic at a standstill on the A14.Traffic at a standstill on the A14. (Image: National Highways)

Both directions of the A14 remain closed as recovery of the lorry is expected to be ongoing into the afternoon.

The eastbound carriageway of the A14 is also closed near Stowmarket after a four-vehicle crash.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Police Headquarters in Martlesham, quoting crime reference number 37/33119/23