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Ipswich/Whatfield: Police pursuit ends with man from Saxmundham in custody after he failed to stop for officers

PUBLISHED: 13:33 21 February 2014 | UPDATED: 23:34 21 February 2014

A man from Saxmundham is in custody this morning after being caught by police during a pursuit last night.

The 23-year-old man failed to stop for officers in Ipswich around 9.50pm.

He was pursued by ground units and the police helicopter, eventually ending up in Whatfield where he drove into a field and dumped the vehicle.

The man was soon caught by police who used dogs to track him down.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of cannabis and taken to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he remains this morning.

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a stabbing in Ipswich earlier this month.

A woman is said to have been left “shaken” after she was approached by two men in Ipswich one of whom is reported to have grabbed his crotch and then leaned in to smell her hair.

Public loos in Essex are to be saved from going down the pan by a music therapist who hopes to transform them into a recording studio.

Six mile tailbacks have been reported on the A14 after a crash involving a car and lorry.

Campaigners last night called for more action to “urgently reverse these alarming trends”, but praised victims for showing bravery to convict perpetrators.

Discount superstore The Range is to open a new Ipswich store at the Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road from June 2 – creating 80 extra jobs.

A drunk customer who returned to a Suffolk pub brandishing a chainsaw after he was asked to leave by door staff has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

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