Search

Driver arrested on A11 over drug-driving found to have two children in vehicle

PUBLISHED: 08:50 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 15 April 2018

A driver arrested on suspicion of drug driving on the A11 at Larling was found to have two children in the vehicle - and one was not wearing a seatbelt because it was being used to stop a TV getting damaged in the boot.
Photo: @RPFOUSgt/Norfolk Police

A driver arrested on suspicion of drug driving on the A11 at Larling was found to have two children in the vehicle - and one was not wearing a seatbelt because it was being used to stop a TV getting damaged in the boot. Photo: @RPFOUSgt/Norfolk Police

@RPFOUSgt/Norfolk Police

A driver arrested on suspicion of drug driving on the A11 was found to have two children in the vehicle - and one was not wearing a seatbelt because it was being used to stop a TV getting damaged in the boot.

The incident happened on the A11 at Larling, near Attleborough.

Sgt Chris Harris, from Norfolk Police, tweeted on Saturday afternoon: “Pre-emptive stop on a vehicle with my @NSRoadsPolicing team #A11 #Larling Driver has 2 children onboard neither in a child seat & driver has provided a positive @DrugWipeUK & has been arrested on suspicion of #DrugDriving #Fatal4 #NorfolkRoads.”

He added: “The child in the middle seat was not wearing a seatbelt either, as it was being used to hold the TV up in the boot, so it didn’t get damaged #Fatal4Sgt.”

Other news

Firefighters are still on the scene tackling a large agricultural fire at Spooner Row.

More than 50 firefighters battled to bring a blaze at a pig farm under control this morning.

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

09:00

A £20m project to add 1,700 spaces to railway station car parks will benefit Norfolk commuters.

Most Read

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The closure of a major American airbase is to be delayed by another year.

Read more

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

Read more
Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

Read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The former principal of a Swaffham high school has been banned from the classroom after allowing a young man with a previous reprimand for a sex offence to work and study at the school without appropriate checks or supervision.

Read more
Fri, 08:47

These are the 15 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to hunt in the county with crimes ranging from sex offences to assault.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter