Norfolk: Police Car Rammed In High Speed Chase

12 March 2014, 10:17 | Updated: 13 March 2014, 14:14

Two men have been arrested after a police car was rammed in a pursuit across Broadland and Norwich.

It happened last night at around 10.50pm when police received a report that Freethorpe Post Office had been broken into and the till stolen. A dark car was seen leaving the scene and police began searching the area.

Then, just before midnight, police were called to a petrol station on Plumstead Road in Norwich where a black Vauxhall Vectra had driven off without paying.

Police tracked the car down to St Crispins Road but it failed to stop for officers and made off at speed. The Vauxhall was followed towards Taverham and a police car was rammed outside Hellesdon Hospital.

Other police cars carried on the chase and the car eventually stopped on Reepham Road.

Two men, aged 28 and 30, from Norwich, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, making off without payment and failing to stop for an officer and are in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre awaiting questioning.

UPDATE 13th March

Detectives have charged two men in connection with a burglary at Freethorpe Post Office.

Alex Logan, 30, and Kirk Cracknell, 28, both of no fixed abode, have been charged with a number of offences following an incident on Tuesday night which resulted in police pursuit in the Broadland and Norwich areas.

Logan faces charges of making off without payment, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and burglary.

Cracknell faces charges of burglary and making off without payment,

Both were remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates Court this morning.