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Six men taken to hospital after police chase following Norwich burglary ends in crash

PUBLISHED: 14:46 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:04 26 April 2018

Picture: Archant library.

Picture: Archant library.

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Six men were taken to hospital after a high-speed police chase, which started in Norfolk and ended with a crash in Cambridgeshire.

Norfolk police were called at about 9.25pm on Wednesday after reports of a burglary at an address at Cavell Road in Norwich.

Suspects had fled from the Lakenham address in a black Mercedes C200.

The vehicle was spotted by police on the A11 near Wymondham, heading southbound towards Suffolk. Norfolk police started to chase the car, with a police helicopter from Chelmsford also involved in the pursuit.

The chase continued towards Newmarket, westbound on the A14, with drivers from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire police having joined the pursuit.

Cambridgeshire police have said the chase went through the Wilbrahams and into Fulbourn, with the car then heading the wrong way on the northbound carriageway of the A11.

It then turned around and went down the A11 in the right direction, before it crashed, on the junction of the A1304 and A11 at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire at about 10.35pm. It is not clear what the vehicle crashed into.

No other vehicle was involved in the crash, which left the slip road shut until this morning and happened 60 miles away from the original burglary which sparked the chase.

Four fire engines were called to the scene and used specialist cutting equipment to cut three casualties from the vehicle.

Six men were taken to hospital with five of those arrested at the scene.

Two of the men are currently in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries, two men were taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with serious injuries, while two other men have since been released from hospital and have now been taken into custody.

A spokeswoman for East of England Ambulance Service, said: “We sent six ambulance crews, two HART (Hazard Area Response Team) ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance response car to the scene.

“They treated six patients at the scene. One patient was unconscious at the scene, another patient was suffering with an ankle injury, another had a torso injury and spinal pain. The final two patients were suffering with back pain.”

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