Investigation launched following death of North Walsham teenager in police pursuit

The scene of the RTC in Westwick where flowers were left after a serious collision occurred on June

The scene of the RTC in Westwick where flowers were left after a serious collision occurred on June 26 . Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

An investigation has been launched into the actions of Norfolk Police following the death of a North Walsham teenager in a road traffic collision close to his home town.

Preston Fulcher

Preston Fulcher - Credit: Archant

Preston Fulcher, 19, was being pursued by a marked police car with its lights and sirens activated prior to the fatal crash on the Norwich Road, Westwick just before 3am on Sunday, June 26.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is analysing radio communications and downloaded computer data from the car to help to establish the circumstances surrounding the pursuit.

Investigators have attended the scene and looked at post incident procedures where officers involved provided initial accounts of what happened.

IPCC associate commissioner Tom Milsom, who is overseeing the investigation, said:


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'This is a tragic incident where a young man has lost his life and our thoughts are with all of those affected by Preston's death. The IPCC will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding this collision.

'I have met with Preston's family to offer my condolences and explain our involvement.'

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