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Helicopter and police dogs called in search for driver behind Lakenheath car crash

PUBLISHED: 11:15 22 November 2017

The car folloing the crash in Lakenheath: Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK POLICE DOG UNIT

The car folloing the crash in Lakenheath: Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK POLICE DOG UNIT

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Two police dogs and a police helicopter had to be called after a man fled the scene of a car crash in Lakenheath in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were out on patrol at around 12.50am when they encountered the abandoned vehicle which had crashed.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the man “had decamped from the vehicle and ran off into the countryside”.

Norfolk and Suffolk Police Dog’s PD Kaiser and PD Nemo, who were helped from the air by the police helicopter from Boreham, Essex, were called to help.

PD Nemo located the man and he was arrested at 1.35am on suspicion of drink driving and driving without motor insurance.

It was initially believed the vehicle may have been stolen from Norfolk but it is no longer thought to be the case.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and was subsequently de-arrested.

The spokesman added: “He will now be reported for consideration of motoring offences.”

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