Police in dash through Suffolk

METROPOLITAN police today remained tight-lipped about a major incident which saw armed officers stopping off in Suffolk with seized criminal assets on board their patrol cars.

METROPOLITAN police today remained tight-lipped about a major incident which saw armed officers stopping off in Suffolk with seized criminal assets on board their patrol cars.

Officers would not confirm where the convoy of BMW series 5 police cars were heading when they had to make an impromptu stop off close to Levington, in Suffolk.

It was shortly before 7am today that the four cars were spotted by an Evening Star reader, with sirens blaring, heading north on the A12 at Capel St Mary at extremely fast speeds.

When the convoy reached Copdock it turned off on to the A14 in the Felixstowe direction and was said to have stopped close to Levington, along the River Orwell coastline.

The reader, who saw the cars, said: “They were definitely in a hurry. Their lights were flashing and they were driving at extremely fast speeds.

“They were in close convoy and it seemed very official.”

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But police would not confirm what the criminal assets were or where the cars had come from or were going.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Service said: “An armed police convoy carrying seized criminal assets which were being taken for destruction stopped for a short while in Suffolk this morning.

“The convoy of four cars had to stop close to Levington due to mechanical problems in one of the vehicles.”

N Did you see the convoy of Metropolitan Police cars in the county? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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