Man bailed after police smash horror

A MAN arrested at the scene of a car crash which left two Suffolk police officers seriously injured in hospital has been released on bail.

Russell Claydon

A MAN arrested at the scene of a car crash which has left two Suffolk police officers seriously injured in hospital has been released on bail.

A 28-year-old man from the Great Yarmouth area was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop for officers following a collision at around 1.45am in Lowestoft on Saturday.

The man was amongst three people taken to the James Paget University Hospital, but has since been interviewed by detectives and released on police bail to return to Lowestoft Police Station on March 7.


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Officers from the Serious Crime Investigation Team were finishing off checking over the vehicles involved in the crash, a silver Mitsubishi Evolution and a marked police car, today.

Their findings are being fed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, who have now taken over the investigation.

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Police said a marked police van had been following the Mitsubishi along Belvedere Road after it failed to stop for the officers when it sped off and was involved in a crash with a marked police car on Tom Crisp Way.

Four ambulances were sent to the scene, along with firefighters who freed the four men who were trapped in the vehicles.

Two Suffolk police officers from the Lowestoft area were in the vehicle and are thought to have suffered broken bones and abdominal injuries in the crash.

Their condition is not critical and has not been described as life-changing.

A passenger in the Mitsubishi and the 28-year-old driver suffered less severe injuries.

The road was closed following the incident, before being reopened at about 9am.

Anyone who witnessed the crash who has not already come forward is urged to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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