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Man rescued by passer-by after crashing into a pond just outside Newmarket

A man was rescued by a passer-by after crashing into a pond just outside Newmarket.

Emergency services were called to a crash in Moulton Road where a car had left the street and went into a pond.

Suffolk Police and the fire service were called at about 12.20pm, but a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said by the time emergency services had arrived.

Moulton Road, just outside Newmarket (29790292)
Moulton Road, just outside Newmarket (29790292)

At the scene Sgt Paul Jackson, of Suffolk's roads and armed policing team, said and air ambulance had attended but the driver had been taken to West Suffolk Hospital by road. The man's condition is currently unknown and no one else was injured.

Sgt Jackson urged any witnesses to the crash to call 101 and ask to speak to him, quoting incident number 132.

Four engines were sent to the scene, including two from Newmarket, with firefighters sent into the pond equipped dry suits and an underwater camera to check nobody else was in the vehicle.

Firefighters left the scene at about 1.42pm, but part of Moulton Road, between the village and Gazeley, remained closed by police.