Man arrested for series of offences after helicopter search near Thetford
PUBLISHED: 10:14 04 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:35 04 July 2014
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A 34-year-old man has been arrested for a series of offences following police action in Brookeville, near Thetford, last night.
The man was detained after fleeing on foot from a vehicle which failed to stop for police in the village at around 10pm.
A number of police units, involving patrol officers, the Norfolk and Suffolk Police Dog Unit and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service were involved in the subsequent search and a suspect was found hiding on farmland at around 11pm.
Earlier in the evening, as a result of public information, a vehicle stolen from Methwold on Wednesday evening was located at a property in Brookville.
The man, from Rutland, was arrested on suspicion of theft of this motor vehicle, drink driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and driving without a licence.
He remains in police custody at this time.