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Update: Woman injured after LandRover spins and hits tree in Norton

PUBLISHED: 17:17 13 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:35 13 December 2012

Emergency services called to crash

Emergency services called to crash

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A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after her 4x4 spun and hit a tree.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the crash, involving a green Land Rover, in Ashfield Road, Norton, just before 3.40pm.

Crew from Bury, Ixworth and Elmswell were sent to the scene and found a woman trapped inside the vehicle before requesting back-up from Suffolk police.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports that a vehicle had spun and hit a tree.”

Emergency medical charity, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), also attended the crash.

The volunteer SARS doctor, who lives locally, said the 48-year-old woman was trapped in her vehicle after crashing in icy conditions.

Firefighters spent more than an hour using hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof and side of the 4x4 to free the woman.

She was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by ambulance suffering leg and shoulder injuries.

A Shotley father with five drink-driving convictions has been jailed for 36 weeks after taking his mother’s car without consent and crashing it into a hedge.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a missing 52-year-old Suffolk man.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

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