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Police officers seriously injured in Eriswell collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after two police officers suffered serious injuries during a road traffic collision in Eriswell early this morning.

Police were called shortly after 1:20am this morning, Sunday 25th September, to report of a two-vehicle collision on the B1112 where a grey BMW was in collision with a white Peugeot 308.

Police, fire, the ambulance service, air ambulance and a volunteer paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were all in attendance at the incident.

The driver and passenger of the Peugeot, two male police officers, were taken to Addenbrookes Hospital by land ambulance having sustained life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the BMW, a man aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital as a precaution and has since been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Police have determined from data analysis that the police vehicle involved was responding to an emergency call on blue lights.
The officers were not involved in a pursuit.

Any witnesses to the collision, or who may have a vehicle matching the descriptions above being driven in the area prior to it, are asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team, quoting CAD 26 of 25 September via www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Or by email to ben.hawkins@norfolk.police.uk or by calling 101.

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