Helicopter in night-time chase

POLICE are today hunting a man who fled his car in Ipswich when officers tried to pull him over.

POLICE are today hunting a man who fled his car in Ipswich when officers tried to pull him over.

The force helicopter circled an area of north-west Ipswich at around 6pm last night while police on the ground followed a Vauxhall.

But when they tried to stop the vehicle, the man jumped out in Surbiton Road and ran off.

Officers had tried to pull the same vehicle over on Sunday, but it did not stop and got away.

It was then spotted again on Monday evening.

A police spokesman said it was not clear whether the vehicle was stolen, but they were trying to establish why the driver had driven away.

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He added that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident, but they had recovered the vehicle.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.