Chatteris man charged after cyclist was hit in police chase

A Chatteris man has been charged and remanded in custody after allegedly hitting a cyclist in a police chase.

James McGuire (28), care of Lode Way, Chatteris, has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving without insurance, failing to stop when required by a constable and aggravated vehicle taking.

He has been remanded in custody until June 24 after appearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

The cyclist, a man in his 50s, suffered serious arm injuries and was taken to King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, after the incident which happened at around 10am on Friday, June 7, on the B1145 between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Great Massingham.

The van, a red Transit, is believed to have been stolen a short time earlier and was being followed by police. The van was later discovered burnt out at Great Massingham airfield.

As is standard procedure the matter will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Roads Policing officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision, and also want to speak to anyone who saw the manner of driving of the red van beforehand.

Contact Swaffham Roads Policing Unit on 101.