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A143 fatal crash after police chase sees two men arrested and charged after woman’s death

One person has died and two men have been arrested after a police chase ended with a collision on the A143.

The incident happened in Earsham on Sunday at 4.30pm after a suspected vehicle theft in Suffolk preceded a high-speed pursuit along the major road.

It is believed the Land Rover Defender involved was pursued northbound through Norfolk, before crashing into a Nissan Juke near Old Harleston Road.

Police arrested two men in connection with the incident.
Police arrested two men in connection with the incident.

The driver of the Nissan, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, while two men, aged in their 20s and 40s, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The duo were taken into police custody after receiving treatment in hospital for injuries they sustained in the collision.

Norfolk Police have since refused to reveal the location of the initial vehicle theft, or provide clarification on the direction of travel when the collision occurred.

Officers subsequently applied for a warrant of further detention at Norwich Magistrates' Court and, on Tuesday, they were granted an additional 36 hours to question the suspects.

Marcin Jablonski, 43, of Mutfordwood Lane, Carlton Colville, was subsequently charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving with no insurance, driving while disqualified, aggravated vehicle taking and criminal damage.

Thomaz Urbaniak, 26, of All Saints Road, Newmarket, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking. Both were remanded in custody and appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as part of standard procedure, and an investigation is under way.

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