Police criticised over missing driver

Police officers who failed to find a seriously injured man after a road crash have been criticised by inspectors.

Norfolk Police were called to reports of a crashed vehicle on the A47 near Wisbech in July last year but despite two searches, officers failed to locate the owner of the car.

A 54-year-old man was found in a ditch and in a serious condition by a member of the public several hours later.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the officers could have conducted a more thorough search.