Suffolk special officer on trial over Lowestoft crash

A Suffolk special sergeant blocked a road with a marked police car so that a driver he was pursuing would crash into it, a court has heard.

Mykal Trim, 38, denies dangerous driving over the collision with a Mitsubishi Evolution in Tom Crisp Way, Lowestoft, in February 2009.

Norwich Crown Court heard officers were trying to stop a drunken driver.

The prosecution said special officers were not permitted to take part in such pursuits.

It is alleged Mr Trim swung the police car across the road, blocking it.

"The other car being driven at considerable speed had nowhere to go and there was a collision," said Jonathan Seely, prosecuting.

"Mr Trim should not have carried out such a manoeuvre and there were injuries."

When interviewed, Mr Trim claimed he was carrying out a three-point turn, the jury was told.

The trial continues.

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