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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.

Ipswich Hospital bosses should be proud of the services they provide, a health watchdog’s chief inspector said as he gave the trust glowing feedback in a new report.

Oliver Sheppard, 28, of Park Road in Clacton, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 16 after pleading guilty there on January 8.

One man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Concerns had been raised about safety in the area

Nearly nine nurses a day are leaving the NHS across the East of England, new figures reveal.

Developers have submitted proposals for nearly 300 new homes in Debenham – on a site rejected by villagers who fear a large estate could change the community’s character.

The winner of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star’s Christmas Claws competition has been announced. .

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