Police deploy stinger device to stop driver of van on A11

PUBLISHED: 19:04 09 January 2018

Police used a stinger device to stop a van on the A11 Photo: Denise Bradley

Police used a stinger device to stop a van on the A11 Photo: Denise Bradley


Police used a stinger device to stop the driver of a van following a pursuit on the A11 in Forest Heath and Thetford.

Roads policing officers patrolling the A11 southbound became aware of a Ford Transit van which had been taken without consent on January 6. The officers requested the van to stop, but it kept going and a pursuit took place along the A11 towards Thetford until the stinger device was deployed at the roundabout with the B1107 Brandon Road.

The 28-year-old driver, Lloyd Ward, of Melbourne Road, Chester, was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

He has been charged in connection with dangerous driving and drink-driving and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to the offences. He was given an interim disqualification from driving and was bailed for sentencing at Ipswich Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

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