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Drone mobilised but then stood down after car goes into ditch

PUBLISHED: 08:32 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 13 October 2018

Picture of a fire service drone which was mobilised but later stood down after a crash at Welney. Picture: Ian Burt

Picture of a fire service drone which was mobilised but later stood down after a crash at Welney. Picture: Ian Burt

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Investigations are ongoing after a car ended up in a ditch at Welney.

Emergency services, including fire and police, were called after a crash on the A1101 at just after 4.20am today (Saturday, October 13) where a car ended up going into a ditch

The car was found to be empty and a Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service drone was mobilised to help police find the driver.

A spokesman in the Norfolk Police control room said the drone was requested because there was “a concern” about the whereabouts of the driver at that point.

However the drone was “stood down” after the driver was traced and spoken to.

The spokesman said enquiries were “ongoing” as to what happened and how the car ended up in the ditch.

The A1101 at Welney is a place susceptible to flooding and in 2016 the road was closed for more than a week after days of heavy rainfall led to water levels rising to three metres in some places.

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