BREAKING NEWS: Chatteris man in court following police chase in which cyclist was seriously injured

McGuire spent the night in custody

McGuire spent the night in custody - Credit: Archant

A CHATTERIS man has been charged following a police chase yesterday (Fri) in which a cyclist was seriously injured.

Police last night charged James McGuire, 28, of Lode Way, Chatteris, with multiple motoring offences.

He was remanded in custody overnight and is appearing today before magistrates in Norwich.

The incident happened at around 10am on the B1145, between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn and Great Massingham, and involved a red Ford Transit van and a pedal cyclist.

McGuire has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence, driving without insurance, failing to stop when required by a constable and aggravated vehicle taking.

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The cyclist, aged in his 50s, suffered serious arm injuries and remains in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Police were following the van because they believed it had been stolen a short time earlier.

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Following the crash the road was closed for the emergency services to carry out investigations but the van was discovered burnt out at the nearby Great Massingham Airfield.

Norfolk Police confirmed the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as standard procedure.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the manner of driving of the red van beforehand to contact the Swaffham Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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