Man charged following pursuit in Bury St Edmunds

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fail-to-stop incident on the A14 near Risby.

At approximately 6.50pm on Tuesday, August 6, officers had cause to request a Nissan Primera to stop on the westbound A14, near junction 41 for Risby, but it failed to do so.

The Nissan Primera was pursued by police, with the suspect vehicle making several attempts to evade officers by leaving and re-joining the dual carriageway, before it subsequently collided with an HGV lorry near junction 43 for Bury St Edmunds where it came to a stop.

The occupants of the suspect vehicle decamped and fled the scene on foot. The driver of the lorry was not injured during the incident.

Four individuals travelling in a Ford Transit van were later arrested on the A10 in Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

Tommy McDonagh, of Three Cherry Trees Lane, in Hemel Hempstead, was subsequently charged with dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He was due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates today, Thursday, August 8.

The three remaining individuals, a 19 year-old man from Watford, an 18-year-old man from east London, a 17-year-old boy from Hemel Hempstead, were arrested on suspicion of theft and brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. They have since been released on bail until Thursday, August 29.

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