Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Felixstowe man to appear at crown court accused of assaulting a police officer

PUBLISHED: 17:14 17 February 2016 | UPDATED: 20:19 17 February 2016

The vehicle caught fire in Levington.

The vehicle caught fire in Levington.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with assaulting an officer, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

A vehicle was spotted by police in the Felixstowe area around 5.50pm on Monday, and it was followed by officers.

The vehicle then stopped in Levington and caught fire.

A man was pulled from the vehicle by officers but a constable was assaulted, sustaining a wound to his head that required hospital treatment.

Robert Sutherland, of Foxgrove Gardens in Felixstowe, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, driving a Ford Mondeo dangerously on the old A45 at Levington, and failing to stop for police.

He was detained pending a court appearance via video camera before Ipswich Magistrates this morning, and has now been remanded in custody until an Ipswich Crown Court hearing scheduled for March 16.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists