Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Clacton: Officers injured after being dragged along by car driven off during drugs search

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 March 2014 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 March 2014

The scene at the Shell petrol station in Clacton's Old Road yesterday evening.

The scene at the Shell petrol station in Clacton's Old Road yesterday evening.

Archant

Two police officers were injured today when they were dragged along beside a car which was making off during a drugs search.

The pair of male officers received minor injuries after approaching the motorist at the Shell filling station on Old Road in Clacton this afternoon while he was filling his car with fuel.

During the search for drugs at around 3.30pm, the driver of the car attempted to escape by speeding off, dragging the officers alongside.

The silver Audi A6 (pictured) was then driven into the petrol station building, causing considerable damage.

A structural engineer was sent to the station to assess the damage caused by the crash.

A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested at the scene, both are from the local area and have been taken into custody by officers at the local police station.

The car has been recovered by police for a forensic examination and search.

John Barry, from Clacton, arrived at the station after the event. He said he saw a man being held to the ground by police and a woman screaming, with the car driven through the front door of the filling station.

A spokesman for Shell said they didn’t know how long it would take to get the station open and running again and added that they were co-operating with the police investigation.

The manager of the station did not wish to comment.

0 comments

First Eastern Counties is to take over Ipswich’s park and ride service on July 3 – running a service with a smaller subsidy but fewer buses than at present.

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers are at the scene of a single vehicle crash in Little Stonham this afternoon.

Stunning shot of Easton Bavents wins inaugural Suffolk Preservation Society competition, with Southwold and Ipswich scenes also shortlisted.

A family of badgers have been blamed for causing a sink hole on the only road into a lonely Suffolk hamlet where superstar actor Benedict Cumberbatch is filming a new BBC TV drama.

A Colchester man who repeatedly hit a woman motorcyclist over the head with a baseball bat after she called the police about an alleged domestic incident involving him has been jailed for 12 months.

An inspirational Frinton mother will represent Great Britain at the Duathlon World Championships later this year after overcoming adversity to qualify for the international event.

Film fans in Colchester will not be able to watch the second instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy tomorrow – after council bosses cancelled the midnight showing.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24