Norfolk

Two officers hurt in Norfolk police training exercise

damaged car Image copyright Helen Scott
Image caption The damaged vehicle was taken from the scene by a specialist team

Two officers have been hurt in a police training exercise on a Norfolk road.

Three police cars were involved in the crash on Main Road, Filby, at about 10:00 BST.

The driver and passenger, both male officers, were taken to hospital and treated for "minor injuries", police said.

The road was closed between Ormesby Lane and Pound Lane while officers dealt with the crash but has since reopened.

Police would not confirm the nature of the training exercise.

Image caption Main Road was closed while police dealt with the incident

Eyewitness Philip Scott, who lives in Main Road, said he heard "the crunching of metal" and saw "five police vehicles" on his street.

"I spoke to one of the officers and understood it was a fully-planned training exercise, but clearly something went wrong.

"But there was a considerable amount of calm around."

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service confirmed two people were taken by ambulance to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston "for further assessment and care".

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