Police appeal after van crashes on A47 near Swaffham

Police are appealing for witnesses after van crashed on an A47 roundabout near Swaffham causing several hours of delays for motorists.

The accident happened at around 8.20am yesterday and involved a white Ford Transit which was travelling on the westbound carriageway.

It was driven across the centre of the roundabout which joins the A1122 to Downham Market and hit a bollard.

The van stopped at the beginning of the A1122 and the driver, a white man, fled the scene on foot towards Swaffham and is still being sought by police.

The westbound lane of the A47 was blocked until 3pm and firefighters were called to deal with a leak, which ended up being 99pc water.


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A specialist chemical hazard team was also summoned from Essex and the van was carrying large plastic containers of the liquid, which ended up on the road.

An ambulance was called, but left when it became apparent there were no casualties at the scene.

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Any witnesses should contact PC Andrew Nattrass at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

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