Two arrests after police chase in Needham Market

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Two men in their 20s have been charged with multiple offences following a police chase on Sunday (June 2).

At around 12.30pm officers out on routine patrol in Needham Market had cause to follow a car.

They followed the Fiat 500 along the B1113 towards Stowmarket before stopping at a commercial premises near the A1120 where officers witnessed the driver and passenger swap positions.

The vehicle then failed to stop when requested to do so and a pursuit ensued along the B1113 back towards Needham Market, during which time a member of public reported seeing items being thrown from the vehicle.

The pursuit continued in the vicinity of the B1113 Stowmarket Road where the occupants fled on foot.

Officers carried out a search of the area, assisted by the dog unit and NPAS helicopter, and recovered two knives, then at around 1.50pm two men were arrested.

Rhys Hennebry, 22, of Gurdon Road, Colchester, was subsequently charged with failing to stop for police, possession of a bladed article in a public place, driving without due care and attention, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

James Van Sertima, 20, of London Road, Ipswich, was charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Both men appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were remanded in custody ahead of their next court hearing, at a date to be fixed.