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Police arrest mobility scooter woman on A11 between Thetford and Elveden





A woman will appear in court today after causing havoc on the Norfolk/Suffolk border after she tried to ride her mobility scooter down the A11.

Motorists on the section of the dual carriageway between Thetford and Elveden were shocked at around 8.30am on Saturday to see the mobility scooter user accompanied by a police car.

Norfolk Police were called to Forest Retail Park following reports of a concern for safety for a woman riding a mobility scooter on the A11.

The mobility scooter user who was spotted on the A11, between Thetford and Elveden on Saturday. Pictures submitted.
The mobility scooter user who was spotted on the A11, between Thetford and Elveden on Saturday. Pictures submitted.

After the roundabout onto the A11 was closed for officers to attend, Charlotte Haden, 48, of Elgin Way, in Thetford, was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning on suspicion of criminal damage, breach of a non-molestation order and breach of bail conditions.

An anonymous passenger in a car on the road at the time told SuffolkNews: “We had to look several times as we just could not believe what we were seeing.

“We both genuinely thought she was heading to the cycle path that runs alongside the A11, but were stunned when she went around the roundabout and headed down the carriageway.”

The mobility scooter user who was spotted on the A11, between Thetford and Elveden on Saturday. Pictures submitted.
The mobility scooter user who was spotted on the A11, between Thetford and Elveden on Saturday. Pictures submitted.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said the mobile scooter rider had been charged with breaching a non-molestation order and remanded into custody to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today.