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Audi mounts kerb and ploughs into pedestrians - man arrested

PUBLISHED: 10:40 08 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:12 08 March 2020

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the crash in the early hours of Sunday Picture: ARCHANT

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the crash in the early hours of Sunday Picture: ARCHANT

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an Audi A3 mounted the kerb and ploughed into two pedestrians in Ipswich, leaving one in a critical condition.

The two victims were both injured in the collision, with one man taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he is in a critical condition.

Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to St Helen's Street at 12.26am on Sunday to reports of a black Audi A3 had mounted the pavement.

Police said they were linking the incident with an earlier altercation between two groups of people in the nearby Waterlily pub in St Helen's Street.

A spokesman said: "At around 12.15am a group of men left the premises on foot and shortly after this a black Audi A3 was seen to turn left into St Helen's Street from Regent Street before colliding with the pedestrians.

"At 1.30am officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning."

Police said officers are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The second victim is understood to be in a stable condition in a nearby hospital.

Police tape remained in place in some part of St Helen's Street on Sunday morning.

A man who lives in St Helen's Street said he woke up just past midnight to see police cars blocking access to the scene of the crash.

A nearby shopkeeper also reported seeing police officers patrolling in the area at around 7am, several hours after the incident.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses or anyone who was driving along St Helen's Street between 12.15am and 12.25am this morning and has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 14493/20.

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