Two arrested after police car crash

TWO people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested today following a police pursuit which ended in an early morning smash on a Suffolk road.The collision, on the Felixstowe road near the Nacton village turn-off, caused traffic chaos during the morning rush.

TWO people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested today following a police pursuit which ended in an early morning smash on a Suffolk road.

The collision, on the Felixstowe road near the Nacton village turn-off, happened about 3.15am today and left a police officer in need of hospital treatment.

A police dog unit car was involved in a collision with an H-registration, red Ford Fiesta, leaving the Fiesta in a ditch and the police car on a bank at the side of the road.

Several police cars are believed to have been pursuing the car after it failed to stop in Cobham Road, Ipswich.

The vehicle is thought to have been stolen and damage to the ignition system inside the vehicle was noticeable at the scene.

The side-on collision caused the police car to hit a telegraph post, writing off the car.

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The Fiesta went off the road and hit a wall but neither the driver or passenger was injured.

Pc Kevin Stark, collision investigator, said: “The police car had two dogs in the back but the dogs are fine.

“There was one officer in the car and he went to hospital but he was released fairly quickly.

“He was back at the scene by the time I got her at 4.30am.”

Pc Stark said he did not believe it had been a high speed impact and said the damage to the police vehicle was because it had struck the telegraph pole.

The pole was left underneath the car and recovery teams had to lift the vehicle in order to move it from the scene.

The road remained closed at 8am today and caused some delays for motorists.

Diversions were not in place but many motorists headed through Bucklesham.

A 19-year-old man from Ipswich and a 15-year-old boy from Ipswich have both been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

Both were being questioned by police today.

Anyone with information about the collision should call Pc Matthew Smy at Ipswich police on 01473 613500.

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