December 7 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Police have revealed that three men were hurt in a suspected hit-and-run collision as they left Portman Road following Saturday’s Ipswich Town match against Leeds United.
The men, who are all thought have been attending the game as away supporters, were involved in a collision with a car, which then failed to stop, in Princes Street at around 5pm yesterday.
Shortly afterwards, a teenager from London was arrested about a mile away in Prospect Road following a police chase.
It was initially thought that just one man was hurt in the crash, but it has since emerged that three men were involved.
One of the injured men was in his 30s and suffered minor bruising. A second, in his 40s was treated for a seriously injured back, and a third, whose age has not been confirmed, suffered a serious head wound in the collision.
The crash happened as fans left Portman Road following Ipswich Town’s defeat to Leeds United. At least one of the men was wearing a Leeds United shirt, and all are thought to be supporters of the West Yorkshire club.
A police spokesman said: “Three men were injured and one man arrested following a road traffic collision in Ipswich yesterday, Saturday 24 August.
“The three men were struck by a vehicle as they walked along Princes Street at around 5pm. They were able to walk away from the scene but a short time later were taken to Ipswich Hospital by the ambulance service.
“One of the men received a serious head injury, a second received a serious back injury and the third received minor bruising.
“Officers later witnessed the vehicle that was believed to have been involved in the incident in London Road. The vehicle was pursued and a 17-year-old boy was arrested nearby in Prospect Road.
“The boy, who if from London, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a collision. He was taken to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre but has since been released on police bail. He is now due to return on October 28.”