Jury shown video of high-speed police chase around west Norfolk in dangerous driving case at Norwich Crown Court
A Sutton Bridge man has appeared at Norwich Crown Court for the first day of a trial into a high-speed police chase he is accused of causing.
Nathan Large, 29, is facing a charge of dangerous driving, which he denies. The case centres around a police pursuit of a Land Rover Discovery in the early hours of Friday, April 8 last year.
The case is mainly trying to determine whether Large was the driver of the 4x4 vehicle or not.
The chase was said to have started in Lynn Road, Swaffham, before winding through narrow streets in Downham Market, past the town's rail station, back out on to the A1122 towards Outwell and finishing on a side road off Hungate Road, Emneth.
The only passenger from the Land Rover who was detained, Paul Masterson, also from Sutton Bridge, took to the stand for questioning.
Masterson insisted that Large was the driver, despite initially not telling police 'because he didn't want to get anybody in trouble'.
Defence solicitor, Alan Compton, cross-examined and suggested that Masterson had set-up Large after they had argued about a girl, which the witness denied.
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The jury were then shown a dramatic police video of the chase, which included the Land Rover trying to reverse into the chasing police car, but jack-knifing into the wall of a Downham Market sidestreet because it was towing a trailer.
The case continues.