A47 near Norwich closed after police car’s tyres damaged in high-speed pursuit

PUBLISHED: 09:43 05 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:50 05 January 2014

Police closed the A47 to make sure it was safe for other drivers.

Police closed the A47 to make sure it was safe for other drivers.

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The A47 was temporarily closed last night after the tyres of a police car were blown during a high-speed pursuit.

Police said the incident started when a car was seen doing 90mph on the Acle Straight at 11.04pm, and failed to stop.

As police followed it onto the Dereham-bound A47, two tyres on the police car were damaged, and the car was left running on its rims.

A spokesman said the damage was not caused by the chase, but by something on the road surface, and the A47 southern bypass was closed while police made sure it was safe for other drivers.

He added that two people were detained.


  • Well the Acle straight has only been a 40 not 60 for 7 months. Maybe someone will take their heads form a place where the sun don't shine and get it fixed. Winter is coming and the road will be come a death trap with even worse potholes.

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • More likely, went into the roundabout too fast and hit the curb!

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Stung by a stinger maybe

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • "damage was caused by something on the road surface"....a pot hole maybe?????? at least that stretch of the road (however small) will be repaired decently.... one can hope....what if it had been an ambulance?????? shudders to think of the consequences. How did t

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

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