Police pursuit ends in crash and drone hunt

PUBLISHED: 14:49 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:49 05 January 2019

The drone unit at the scene in Earlham. Picture: Norwich Police

The drone unit at the scene in Earlham. Picture: Norwich Police


A police pursuit though Norwich ended in a crash and a drone search after one of the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

Officers attempted to stop a blue BMW that had been seen acting suspiciously on Dereham Road at about 11.30am, on Saturday, January 5.

The car failed to stop resulting in a pursuit around the Earlham estate.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked car on Beverly Road after around five minutes.

An 18-year-old male was arrested for driving otherwise in accordance of a licence, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

Another occupant fled the scene with officers calling in a drone unit to support the hunt.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to contact 101 with the reference 05012019-128.

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