A11 Crash: Man Detained Under Mental Health Act

8 January 2013, 17:25 | Updated: 8 January 2013, 17:47

A man arrested after a serious collision on the A11 has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

A man arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking following a serious road traffic collision in Elveden has been bailed and detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police were called at 2.25pm on Saturday 5 January with a report of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A11 close to the junction of the B1106 Elveden crossroads.

Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene and the driver of a VW Golf, a 29 year old man from Coventry was arrested and taken into police custody for aggravated vehicle taking.

The man who was subsequently arrested for dangerous driving and attempted murder has today, Tuesday 8 January been bailed and detained under the Mental Health Act.

He is due to return to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on 20 February 2013.

The second vehicle involved in the collision, a Toyota Yaris had five occupants, two adults and three children.

The male driver who is in his 40s was taken to West Suffolk Hospital and is described as being in a stable condition.

The female front seat passenger aged in her 40s was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and is in a stable condition.

Two teenage girls were taken to Addenbrookes and remain in a stable condition and a further teenage girl was taken to West Suffolk Hospital but has since been discharged.

Witnesses to this collision are asked to call PC Danny Ormes at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.