A farmer involved in a 114mph chase with police along the A47 crashed while trying to undertake an unmarked car just after officers sprung a trap to stop him.

Ian Smith, 43 - who was wanted for harassment and suspected firearms offences - died after flipping his car off the road at Little Fransham during the high-speed pursuit.

During the third day of an inquest into his death, a jury was shown shocking footage of the crash itself - and how it unfolded.

The crash happened after an unmarked police car driven by PC Nathan Woodgate carried out his role in a manoeuvre known as an "enforced stop".

It saw PC Woodgate pull out of a lay-by as Mr Smith was approaching - with the intention of then gradually reducing speed to effectively 'box' the farmer between his car and his colleagues in pursuit.

However, in an attempt to evade this, Mr Smith attempted to undertake PC Woodgate using the grass verge alongside the road.

In attempting this, he then clipped the passenger door of the police car.

He then lost control of his Citroen C3, veering into a ditch and striking the concrete surrounds of irrigation piping coming from the neighbouring field.

Giving evidence to the court PC Woodgate said: "My intention was to keep him behind my bumper then gradually reducing speed to bring him to a stop.

"I was hoping he would slow down - that is the tactic."

Previously, the inquest heard the pursuit had begun on the A1122 near Marham, before spilling onto the A47 heading towards Dereham.

Police had intended to bring the pursuit to a safe conclusion in the village of Little Fransham, first using a stinger before carrying out the "enforced stop" manoeuvre. 

Mr Smith, of March, who was wanted by Cambridgeshire police at the time, died in hospital on May 29, 2022, six days after the crash.

The inquest continues.