A47 closed in both directions near East Winch and man arrested after car collides with telegraph pole during police pursuit

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The A47 is closed in both directions near East Winch and a man has been arrested after a car collided with another car and a telegraph pole during a police pursuit.

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A 32-year-old man has been arrested after a car failed to stop for police.

The incident happened at shortly after 11.30am this morning (Wednesday, July 26) when officers became aware of a suspect vehicle which failed to stop for police near Swaffham.

Following a pursuit in the West Norfolk area, the vehicle, a Vauxhall Vectra, collided with another car, an Audi, and a telegraph pole on the A47 between East Winch and Middleton.

The driver was detained and arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, driving without insurance, possession of a Class A drug, driving unfit through drugs, theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.


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The man remains in custody at King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre.

Highways England has said the A47 between the A10 and the A1122 near King's Lynn will be closed for some time for recovery and while work is carried out on the telegraph pole.

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Eastbound road users are advised to exit the A47 at the Hardwick roundabout.

Westbound road users are advised to exit the A47 at the Swaffham interchange onto the A1122.

More information can be found at Highways England

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