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Child hit by car being chased by police in Ipswich

Police were chasing a Renault Clio when the incident happened. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A child has been hit by a car which was being chased by police through Ipswich.

The boy, who police said was "of high school age", is thought to have been struck in Halliwell Road, suffering a suspected broken leg and facial injuries.

Police started pursuing a Renault Clio at around 8.30 this morning (October 18) after the driver failed to stop.

The car collided with another vehicle and the garden wall of a property in Goring Road, where it came to a stop.

Police said the child was believed to have been hit during that crash.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple offences including dangerous driving, failing to stop, being concerned in the supply of drugs and theft of a motor vehicle.

Suffolk Police have also referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which is investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.

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