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Man in custody after car drove through busy town park churning flower beds and hitting tree

PUBLISHED: 18:01 10 April 2019 | UPDATED: 18:01 10 April 2019

A man is in custody facing a range of charges after a car was driven through St George's Park Picture: Liz Coates

A man is in custody facing a range of charges after a car was driven through St George's Park Picture: Liz Coates

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A man has been arrested after driving a car through a busy park and knocking down a tree.

A man is in custody facing a range of charges after a car was driven through St George's Park Picture: Liz CoatesA man is in custody facing a range of charges after a car was driven through St George's Park Picture: Liz Coates

Police said they were called at around 1.15pm on Wednesday April 10 to reports of someone driving through St George’s Park in Great Yarmouth, having mounted the pathway and hit a tree.

A spokesman said the car was found later in the day with some damage and at 2.55pm a man in his 20s was arrested in Peggotty Road.

He remains in custody and is being held on suspicion of a range of offences including dangerous driving, public order offences, and being under the influence of drink or drugs.

Tyre tracks were visible in the grass and a tree looked to be almost uprooted.

There were also reports of flower beds being churned and a bench being clipped.

No-one is believed to have been injured, despite the park being busy with children enjoying the sunshine during the Easter break.

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