Norton police car memorial damage ‘into tens of thousands’


The damage done by police car that crashed into a war memorial could run into the tens of thousands of pounds, the parish council chairman has said.

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The marked BMW was on an emergency call when it crashed with a car in Ixworth Road in Norton, Suffolk, at about 13:10 BST on Friday.

No-one was seriously injured, but chairman Andy Burt said the damage done to the memorial was “not pretty”.


The parish council spent about ‘2,000 last year restoring the memorial in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Mr Burt, who owns a nearby garage, said that was for minor works, including re-cutting the lettering, and they were now searching for specialist stone masons.

“Now it’s not got a police car sat on top of it I can see the extent of the damage – it’s not pretty,” he said.

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