Man charged after road rage incident and 100mph police chase between Ipswich and Felixstowe

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An Ipswich man who was involved in a police pursuit which reached speeds of more than 100mph is due to appear before court tomorrow.

Matthew Hockley-Hills, 24 and of no fixed abode, has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and failure to supply a breath specimen. He has also been charged with assault and criminal damage to a police cell.

Hockley-Hills has been remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The chase began around 10am yesterday when a black Vauxhall Corsa failed to stop for police in Felixstowe Road.

The car headed along the A14 towards Felixstowe, travelling at speeds in excess of 100mph, before leaving at Trimley and down High Road, towards Felixstowe.

Two people walking dogs on Golf Road and two horse riders on Ferry Road in Old Felixstowe had to take action to get out of the way.

The vehicle then drove back through the town before stopping at a property in St Mary’s Crescent, Walton, at around 10.15am.

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Hockley-Hills was arrested at the scene.

A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police was released without charge.

Nobody is believed to have been injured as a result of the incident.

The pursuit came after officers received reports of an assault of a man which took place in the Purdis Farm area of Ipswich just before 10am yesterday.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to his face, a suspected broken nose and has lost a tooth.

The suspect, a man driving a black Vauxhall Corsa car, left the scene.

It is believed that this followed a road rage incident with another vehicle near St Augustine’s roundabout in Ipswich.

Anyone who may have seen any part of either incident or believes they witnessed the black Vauxhall Corsa being driven along the route described is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 127 of Sunday, April 23.