Youths held in double swoop

FOUR youths have been arrested after a car smashed into a house and, in a separate incident, police discovered a stash of bikes.Police swooped to catch the alleged culprits at the scenes of the incidents in Felixstowe and Ipswich.

By Matt Eley

FOUR youths have been arrested after a car smashed into a house and, in a separate incident, police discovered a stash of bikes.

Police swooped to catch the alleged culprits at the scenes of the incidents in Felixstowe and Ipswich.

A pensioner from Felixstowe has been left to count the cost today after suspected joyriders crashed a car into her bungalow.


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Fortunately nobody was injured in the smash on the corner of Colneis Road and Gosford Way.

Two teenagers, aged 18 and 17, were in a green Ford Mondeo car but both escaped without injury.

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They were arrested at the scene on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent but have yet to be charged with an offence.

The teenagers, who are both from Felixstowe, have been released on bail to return to Felixstowe police station on April 9.

The resident, believed to be a pensioner in her 90s, was unhurt but her home has been severely damaged.

Two wrought iron gates were broken as has the wall surrounding her garden. The bungalow wall has also been cracked from the impact with the car.

It is believed the car left the road as the driver attempted to turn into Gosford Way, hitting the wall and then the bungalow.

Residents in the Felixstowe Road described how they heard a "terrific noise" when the car crashed into the bungalow at about 4pm yesterday.

Today remnants of the smash were piled in the drive of the Felixstowe property.

Alison Wilson, 52, of Colneis Road, who was first on the scene, said: "I was just out doing the bins when I heard this horrendous bang. Cars are always going too quickly down this road. If there were any children about they wouldn't stand a chance."

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