FENLAND: Scaffolding poles thrown at police during pursuit of flatbed lorry along A17

PUBLISHED: 10:34 18 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 02 June 2010

POLICE were forced to dodge scaffolding poles thrown from a flatbed lorry, during a pursuit along the A17 in the early hours of Sunday. The incident happened after police were called to a suspected burglary in Spalding. A member of the public saw a flatbe

POLICE were forced to dodge scaffolding poles thrown from a flatbed lorry, during a pursuit along the A17 in the early hours of Sunday.

The incident happened after police were called to a suspected burglary in Spalding.

A member of the public saw a flatbed lorry loaded with scaffolding acting suspiciously in Seas End Road, Moulton Seas End, Spalding, at 3am.

Police later tried to stop the lorry in connection with the incident, but it failed to stop and headed along the A17 towards Norfolk.

Yesterday, police worked to recover the scaffolding poles strewn along the A17, between the Holbeach area and Sutton Bridge.

A police spokesman said: "A number of the scaffolding poles were thrown off the back of the lorry at the police car which was attempting to stop the lorry and work is going on to recover the poles from the side of the A17."

The lorry was eventually stopped, and the driver arrested and taken to Spalding Police Station.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact police on 01522 532222, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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