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Man charged following pursuit in Bury St Edmunds

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fail-to-stop incident near Bury St Edmunds.

At approximately 6:50pm on Tuesday, 6 August, officers had cause to request a Nissan Primera to stop on the westbound A14, near junction 41 for Risby, but it failed to do so.

The Nissan Primera was pursued by police, with the suspect vehicle making several attempts to evade officers by leaving and rejoining the dual carriageway, before it subsequently collided with an HGV lorry near junction 43 for Bury St Edmunds where it came to a stop.

The occupants of the suspect vehicle decamped and fled the scene on foot. The driver of the lorry was not injured during the incident.

Four individuals travelling in a Ford Transit van were later arrested on the A10 in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. 

Tommy McDonagh, of Three Cherry Trees Lane in Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, was subsequently charged with the following offences: 

- Dangerous driving
- Driving a motor vehicle without insurance
- Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

He is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates today, Thursday 8 August.

The three remaining individuals, a 19 year-old man from Watford, an 18-year-old man from east London, a 17-year-old boy from Hemel Hempstead, were arrested on suspicion of theft and brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. They have since been released on bail until Thursday 29 August.
 

Four arrested following fail-to-stop pursuit in Bury St Edmunds - 07/08/19

Four people have been arrested following a fail-to-stop incident near Bury St Edmunds.

At approximately 6:50pm yesterday, Tuesday 6 August, officers had cause to request a Nissan Primera to stop on the westbound A14, near junction 41 for Risby, but it failed to do so.

The Nissan Primera was pursued by police, with the suspect vehicle making several attempts to evade officers by leaving and rejoining the dual carriageway to travel in the opposite direction, before it subsequently collided with an HGV lorry near junction 43 for Bury St Edmunds where it came to a stop.

The occupants of the suspect vehicle decamped and fled the scene on foot. The driver of the lorry was not injured during the incident.

Four individuals travelling in a Ford Transit van were later arrested on the A10 in Buntingford, Hertfordshire in relation to the fail-to-stop incident. 

A 19 year-old man from Watford, an 18-year-old man from east London, a 17-year-old boy from Hemel Hempstead and a 21-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead were all arrested on suspicion of theft.

All four people were brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning by detectives and remain in custody at this time.

Witnesses or anybody with information relating to the incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/46701/19 via 
 
Website - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update 

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