Ipswich: Van driver charged after police chase

A man has been arrested following an alleged police chase through Ipswich today.

A van driver has been charged with three offences following a police chase in Ipswich yesterday afternoon.

Police officers were called to the Golden Key roundabout at the junction with Woodbridge Road in Ipswich shortly before 1pm

A white Ford Transit van, which was being followed by officers, had collided with several cars before coming to a stop at the roundabout.

The driver of the van, 23-year-old Sean Tyrell of Wellington Street, Ipswich was arrested, interviewed and charged with driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving and no insurance.


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He was remanded in custody and appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The drama included a collision between two vehicles outside the Golden Key pub. The pursuit began at 12.50pm when police tried to stop a white Ford Transit van.

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When the driver ignored the request, officers gave chase.

Police said the van collided with several cars on its journey in Cemetery Lane.

The van was then involved in a collision with a Ford Galaxy close to the Golden Key before the driver made off on foot.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

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