Uninsured driver who sparked late night Ipswich police chase remains at large

The car was first noticed in Meredith Road before it sped off towards Nowich Road Picture: GOOGLE

The car was first noticed in Meredith Road before it sped off towards Nowich Road Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Google

The uninsured driver who sparked a late night police chase in Ipswich before crashing into a parked car and fleeing on foot is still at large, police have confirmed.

People living in Richmond Road contacted this newspaper on Tuesday night, after awaking to the sound of sirens and a car crash.

MORE: ‘Get on the ground’ – Dramatic police chase sees two detainedThe following morning, Suffolk police’s control room confirmed that an occupant of a vehicle involved in a routine stop had fled the scene.

It was initially thought that both of the car’s occupants had been detained – one at the scene and one nearby.

Police have since confirmed that the driver was not caught and remains at large.

“While out on patrol in Meredith Road, officers identified a vehicle as having no insurance and requested the driver to stop but the offending vehicle made haste towards Norwich Road,” a police spokesman said.

“Despite attempts to pursue the vehicle, the pursuit was called off and the vehicle subsequently collided with another vehicle parked on the junction of Richmond Road and Bramford Road.

“One of the occupants was initially detained but later released. The driver decamped and despite efforts to locate the person, officers were unsuccessful on this occasion. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.”

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One resident of Richmond Road, who was awoken by the incident, said: “Police were at the scene the whole time and could be heard telling someone to ‘get on the ground’.”

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