Chase like TV cop show

A DRAMATIC six-mile police chase ended in the arrest of four people in Great Blakenham.The high-speed pursuit began in Crown Street, Ipswich, at around 2.

A DRAMATIC six-mile police chase ended in the arrest of four people in Great Blakenham.

The high-speed pursuit began in Crown Street, Ipswich, at around 2.50pm yesterday after officers spotted two occupants of a car acting suspiciously.

Attempts to get the car to pull over were unsuccessful and a chase through the streets of Ipswich ensued.

It was around 20 minutes later when the suspect car came to a stop in Plummers Dell, Great Blakenham.

Witnesses reported seeing the driver make a desperate bid to flee the scene before being hauled to the ground by police officers.

A resident of the street, who did not wish to be named, described the drama.

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He said: “A car came down the road followed by a number of police cars before skidding across the lawn of a house and ending up half on the lawn, half on the driveway.

“A man got out but police went after him before knocking him to the ground and handcuffing him.

“It all seemed quite dramatic.

“It is not the kind of thing you expect in Great Blakenham.

“It was like a scene out of The Bill.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Police officers followed the vehicle and subsequently the vehicle was located in Great Blakenham.”

He said that as a result of the pursuit a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop. He has been bailed to return to a police station on July 18.

A 20-year-old woman was also cautioned for possession of cocaine and heroin.

Police later swooped on a property in Great Blakenham and arrested two men on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

The two men, both 18, were still in custody today.

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