Driver arrested after child is injured

AN Ipswich man was arrested and quizzed by police after a woman dramatically pulled a child in a pushchair out of the way of a car that mounted the pavement.

Neil Puffett

AN Ipswich man was arrested and quizzed by police after a woman dramatically pulled a child in a pushchair out of the way of a car that mounted the pavement.

The incident happened at shortly after 9am on Saturday in Hawes Street, Ipswich, when witnesses spotted a ford Focus mount a kerb near to where the woman was walking with the child.

An ambulance crew attended the scene where the child was treated for a cut lip, believed to have been sustained when the push chair was pulled out of the way.

Police were called to the scene because the driver of the car failed to stop following the incident.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The child received very minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment.

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“As a result of that we conducted various enquiries.

“As a result of information given by witnesses we were able to track the car down and a 25-year-old man from Ipswich was subsequently arrested at an address in Ipswich.”

The man has been bailed to return to Ipswich police station pending further enquiries.

Hawes Street was temporarily closed while emergency services attended the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Dan Ormes at the road traffic policing unit on 01473 613500.

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