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Man, 38, appears in court following police pursuit with van in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 17:27 29 April 2019

A man has appeared in court following a police pursuit in Norwich. Photo: James Bass.

A man has appeared in court following a police pursuit in Norwich. Photo: James Bass.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2014

A 38-year-old man who was arrested following a police pursuit in Norwich has admitted a number of offences.

It happened on Tuesday 16 April shortly before 11am when a Vauxhall Astra van failed to stop for police in St Benedicts Street.

It resulted in a pursuit which ended in Boundary Road where two people were arrested.

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Following the incident Tony Paine, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, was charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to provide a specimen of blood.

He appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on April 17 when he indicated a guilty plea to dangerous driving and entered pleas to the other two offences.

The case was sent to the crown court for sentence at a date to be fixed and Paine was granted conditional bail.

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug and taking a vehicle without consent has been released under investigation.

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