Hit-and-run probe: Man, 43, bailed

A DRIVER arrested in connection with an alleged hit and run smash in Ipswich has been released on police bail.

It is understood the 43-year-old man arrested is John Moir, of Belstead Road who will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court today charged with driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance.

Moir was arrested on Tuesday - nine days after the collision occurred in Grafton Way last Monday, August 30 at 8.43pm.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said yesterday: “A 43-year-old man has been charged with driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance following an incident in London Road in Ipswich on August 29, and with possession of cannabis. John Moir of Belstead Road in Ipswich is being held in custody overnight pending a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on Thursday.”

Police also said a 43-year-old man arrested at 5.15pm on Tuesday on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with a hit-and-run in Grafton Way on August 30 has been bailed until October 11. The suspect is understood to be Mr Moir.

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The victim, Simon Jacobs, 43, is still recovering from head injuries in Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Mr Jacobs, of Firtree Rise, was in collision with a Toyota MR2 as he crossed the road outside the Royal Mail sorting office.

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