Update: Man, 43, arrested after car crashes near Coes in Norwich Road, Ipswich

The scene in Norwich Road, Ipswich, after a vehicle hit a bridal store and a cafe

The scene in Norwich Road, Ipswich, after a vehicle hit a bridal store and a cafe - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs after a car crashed into a café and shop in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to O Portugues café and Just a Day Bridalwear around 10am today.

On arrival they found a Mitsubishi Shogun, which was towing a boat on a trailer, had crashed into the shop fronts.

A police spokesman said the crash caused minor damage to the front of the café.

Sergeant Alistair Livingstone, speaking at the scene, said: “A 4X4 car towing a boat is thought to have gone across both lanes colliding with Just a Day before coming to a stop outside the café. It hit the Just a Day windows and the door frame of the café, but it looks to be fairly minor damage.”


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Paramedic Liam Smith, with the East of England Ambulance Service, said the driver did not appear to have any obvious injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A 43-year-old man from Stowmarket was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre, where he has been bailed to return on August 16.

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