Two police officers hurt as fleeing drug suspects crash into their car in Fenland village
PUBLISHED: 15:28 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 19 July 2018
Two police officers were injured when fleeing drug suspects crashed into their car in Littleport.
Cambs Police said two arrests have been made following the incident; neither officer was seriously hurt.
Both men who were arrested are in their 30s and have been released under investigation.
One of the men is aged 36 and the other is 33.
A police chase in pursuit of the two suspects ended in Camel Road, Littleport, on Tuesday night when they crashed into a police car.
A police spokesman said one of the suspects was arrested at the scene and the other the following day.
The spokesman said the pursuit took place after the car failed to stop when ordered to do so.
“A pursuit took place which resulted in a police car being rammed,” said the spokesman.
“Two officers received minor injuries but remained on duty.
“A 33-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and failing to stop and was taken to Parkside Police Station, Cambridge.
“He was later released under investigation.”
The following day “officers arrested a 36 year old male at his home address” and he, too, was taken in for questioning before being released under investigation.
“We will look to provide more information as the circumstances allow.”
Sergeant Mark Rabel said: “I have become aware of some social media posts regarding recent anti-social behaviour and also an incident where a knife is mentioned and the subsequent community alarm and comment.
“Firstly the reported social media comment about a stabbing is not actually correct. “There was an incident between parties known to each other and a bladed article was allegedly brandished.
“Following immediate police attendance, the suspect was eventually located and arrested. There is no ongoing threat to the wider community.
“Secondly in relation to the perceived anti-social behaviour in the village, I have recently met with one of the Littleport councillors as well as a Littleport youth leader. “During the meeting, it was identified that it isn’t often that incidents of bad behaviour are actually reported to the Police which makes it difficult to identify ongoing problems in the area.
“I have asked that the community do report their concerns – and it’s easy to do either via 101 or using the Constabulary website which only takes a few minutes to do.
“I have also offered to attend a community meeting (if wished for) and I will directly listen to community concerns and if warranted put a police response plan in place.
“I will always prioritise keeping people safe and preventing crime.”