Norwich Clubland Crash: Man Charged

2 March 2014, 05:01 | Updated: 2 March 2014, 05:09

A man's been charged after a crash in Norwich's clubland.

21-year-old James Berryman, of St Andrews Close, Old Buckenham, faces six charges in connection with the incident which happened at approximately 1.45am on Prince of Wales Road.

Berryman is accused of drink driving, having 75 microgrammes in 100 mililitres of breath, dangerous driving, using a vehicle without insurance, driving without a licence, failing to stop for police and aggravated vehicle taking and damaging property.

He has been released on bail with conditions not to enter Norwich city centre, as defined by the inner ring road, between 7pm and 7am and to observe a night time curfew between 9pm and 7am. Berryman will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Monday 17 March.

Four vehicles were damaged during the incident, including two taxis and a police car, and a taxi driver, who was sitting in his vehicle when at the time of the incident, suffered minor injuries.

A second man arrested, the 22-year-old passenger, has been released on conditional bail until 4 March while enquiries continue.


1 March 2014

Two men have been arrested following a collision in Norwich’s clubland which closed Prince of Wales Road for several hours.

It happened at approximately 1.46am when police tried to stop a VW Golf in Castle Meadows after it was seen in suspicious circumstances.

The vehicle failed to stop for police, crashing into the marked police car and continuing along Prince of Wales Road where it collided with three other vehicles, including two taxis, which were all stationary at the time near to Mojo’s. The road was closed until around 6am while police carried out investigations.

The 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving; failing to stop for police and drink driving while the 22-year-old passenger was arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent.

Both suspects remain in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned.

Norfolk Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, said: “This was a serious incident which resulted in a taxi driver, who was sitting in his vehicle at the time, suffering minor injuries.

“It’s incredibly fortunate no one else, including any pedestrians, were hurt during this incident which happened in the heart of the city’s clubland.”