Woman arrested for drink driving following A14 collision at Woolpit

Emergency services are currently at the scene of two road traffic collisions on the A14 westbound at Woolpit and Haughley.

Police were called initially at just before 8.15am this morning, Monday 12 April, to reports of a two-vehicle collision at Woolpit.

This resulted in tailbacks on the carriageway and at 9.50am there was then a second collision at Woolpit, involving a lorry and five other vehicles.

Minor injuries only have been reported as a result of both collisions. A 31-year-old woman was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in connection with the earlier collision at Woolpit.

The westbound carriageway is currently blocked between junction 49 at Haughley and junction 48 at Woolpit, with a diversion in place at junction 51 for the A140 at Beacon Hill. Delays should be expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Officers at the scene have reported observing drivers on the eastbound carriageway filming the collision scenes and people are warned not to do so and that their details may be recorded and appropriate action taken for motoring offenses.

Any witnesses to the collisions are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting references: CAD 46 of 12 April in respect of Woolpit; and CAD 74 of 12 April in respect of Haughley.