UPDATE from Suffolk Police – Police pursuit in Bury St Edmunds as drug driver narrowly misses a Mother and Children on the Mildenhall and Howard estate

Police cars surround a car – credit Penny Eggleston Hume

A 2nd police pursuit in Bury St Edmunds narrowly missed a local resident on the Mildenhall estate yesterday afternoon

The pursuit, which started at around 3pm after officers had cause to request a Toyota Yaris to stop on York Road, came to an end at around 3:30pm on Prince Charles Avenue close to the junction with Tennyson Road.

Speaking on the ‘We Really love Bury St Edmunds!’ facebook page one lady described how the car nearly collided with her car which she was travelling in with her children.

A male was seen being arrested by police – Credit Penny Eggleston Hume



The vehicle was said to have been speeding down residential streets at around 50 mph before the driver crashed in to another car and made off on foot. He was shortly after caught by officers.

The chase happened through the Mildenhall and Howard estates, and local residents tell us that it passed close by to a number of grassed areas where children regularly play.

Suffolk Police have confirmed that the car was taken without consent. He was also driving under the influence of drugs and had a quantity of Class A drugs in the vehicle. Officers are now appealing for witnesses following the fail-to-stop incident.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, decamped from the vehicle but was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, as follows:

– driving under the influence of drugs

– dangerous driving

– failing to stop for police when directed to do so

– driving without insurance

– aggravated vehicle taking

– possession with intent to supply class A drugs

– burglary

The man was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries until Saturday 31 August.