Two quizzed over crash death

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a teenager died in an accident at a former Suffolk air base.A man aged 24 from Ipswich and a 25-year-old man from Sudbury were arrested yesterday morning in connection with the incident at Bentwaters, near Woodbridge.

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a teenager died in an accident at a former Suffolk air base.

A man aged 24 from Ipswich and a 25-year-old man from Sudbury were arrested yesterday morning in connection with the incident at Bentwaters, near Woodbridge.

They were taken to a police station for questioning and police said that inquiries into the tragedy were continuing.

Adam Brand, 19, of Bramford Road, Ipswich, died after the collision which happened at about 8pm on July 31 at the airfield. He was a pedestrian and was hit by a single decker bus.


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Mr Brand had attended the East Coast Extreme car show with friends and he was walking on the privately-owned airfield side of the base after the event when the accident occurred.

Buses run by Ipswich Buses were seen leaving the airfield late that evening and Malcolm Robson, managing director of the bus company, said: ''Because of the police investigation and other inquiries all we can say at the moment is that we are fully co-operating with the police in their investigations.''

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Anne-Marie Breach, a Suffolk police spokeswoman, said she was unable to disclose the occupations of the two men who were arrested.

She said: ''Police have arrested two men on suspicion of manslaughter following a fatal road traffic collision on the former Bentwaters air base site on Sunday 31 July.

''Both are currently in custody at a local police station, where they will be interviewed by officers. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.''

Mr Brand was airlifted by the RAF search and rescue helicopter direct from the scene but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Ipswich Hospital.

Mr Brand, a former Westbourne High School pupil, worked for electricity meter providers Actaris in Felixstowe. Until Christmas he was a manager at the East Anglian Go-Karting Centre.

Friends of the teenager, who was passionate about cars, especially his own Golf GTi, have placed floral tributes at the scene of the tragedy.

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