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Police still waiting to question driver

PUBLISHED: 17:07 03 June 2003 | UPDATED: 13:57 03 March 2010

DETECTIVES were today still waiting to quiz the driver of a Volvo car that crashed into a wall following the accident that killed Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler. The 33-year-old man, whose identity has not been made public, is in Ipswich Hospital with a condition unrelated to Friday's incident.

DETECTIVES were today still waiting to quiz the driver of a Volvo car that crashed into a wall following the accident that killed Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler.

The 33-year-old man is currently in Ipswich Hospital with a medical condition unrelated to Friday's incident. His condition is being monitored.

He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

The charges relate to an incident in which a vehicle hit the two 15-year-old boys in Fore Hamlet, Ipswich at around 12.40pm on Friday.

A blue Volvo car eventually came to a halt in Key Street, Ipswich, where the driver was arrested.

In normal circumstances, police would have 24 hours to question an arrested suspect, which can be extended to 36 hours by a superintendent.

If this period is deemed insufficient, extra time for questioning can be granted by a magistrates' court.

While the suspect remains in hospital, the clock stops. Detectives will be able to resume questioning when the suspect is deemed fit.

The man is currently under police observation and no details have been released about his identity.

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