Woman killed in crash after police car chase through Suffolk and Norfolk

Debris and tyre marks on the A143 near Earsham in Norfolk, in which a woman died after a police chase.
Credit: ITV News Anglia
Debris by the side of the A143 in Earsham, where the crash happened. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has been killed in a crash involving a car that was being chased by police.

The collision between a Land Rover Defender and a Nissan Juke happened on the A143 in Earsham on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday.

The Land Rover was being pursued by police, who were investigating the suspected theft of a vehicle from Suffolk.

Both Norfolk and Suffolk police forces have referred themselves to the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

A woman in the Nissan Juke was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men in the Land Rover, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 40s, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Both have received treatment in hospital for injuries sustained.

A spokesman for the IOPC said: “We can confirm we have decided to independently investigate police actions prior to a fatal road traffic collision in Norfolk on Sunday afternoon.

“We understand police had been pursuing a Land Rover Defender before it collided with a Nissan Juke on the A143 soon after 4.30 pm.

“After being notified by Norfolk Police, we sent investigators to the scene and to the police post incident procedure to begin our inquiries.”

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