Dangerous driving arrests after Felixstowe to Ipswich police pursuit

The accident has closed the road

The accident has closed the road - Credit: citizenside.com

Two teenagers have been arrested after an early morning, high-speed police pursuit from Felixstowe to Ipswich.

The incident began when police saw a Peugeot 206 at the bottom of Convalescent Hill at the junction with Undercliff Road West.

As an officer went to stop the car it was said to have driven off at speed.

A car chase began with police illuminating their blue lights in an effort to stop the vehicle as it headed out of the town.

However, the Peugeot is reported to have left Felixstowe, travelled through Walton and the Trimley villages before joining the A14.

Officers continued the pursuit to Seven Hills at Nacton where colleagues from Suffolk Constabulary’s roads policing unit took up the chase.

It is understood the Peugeot was travelling at speeds in excess of 90mph.

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The car was trailed to Ipswich before it left the carriageway and exited the A14 go on to a slip road.

Tim Cracknell, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary, said the pursuit was called off as the Peugeot was nearing a residential area.

The car was eventually found abandoned on the Chantry estate.

Two teenagers were subsequently detained near Birkfield Drive.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Cracknell said a 19-year-old male from Ipswich was detained on suspicion of stealing a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.

An 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, and failing to stop when required.

Both suspects were taken to Martlesham police investigation centre and interviewed by officers, before being released on bail pending further enquiries.

They must report back to the investigation centre on January 22.

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