Cambridgeshire, October 23, 2023
A quiet evening in the village of Manea took a devastating turn on October 22 when a daring armed robbery at the Manea Post Office escalated into a fatal road collision, leaving the community in shock.
The incident unfolded at approximately 7:15 pm when local law enforcement received distressing reports of an armed robbery at the Manea Post Office, located on Park Road. Swiftly responding to the scene, officers were met with a situation that soon escalated beyond imagination.
At 7:30 pm, ambulance crews alerted the police to a silver Ford Focus submerged in a water-filled ditch along Byall Fen Drove, Manea. Tragically, inside the vehicle, they discovered a lifeless body. The victim, a yet-to-be-identified individual, had succumbed to the fatal outcome of the collision.
In a swift response, road policing officers were able to locate a 25-year-old man near the accident site. Remarkably, he emerged from the collision unharmed. However, his involvement took a sinister turn when he was promptly arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, alongside charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The suspect, whose identity has been withheld, remains in custody pending further investigations.
Law enforcement officials have since made a connection between the armed robbery at the Manea Post Office and the tragic collision. The focus of their inquiry now revolves around unraveling the events that led to this shocking turn of events.
The local community is urged to assist in the ongoing investigation. Authorities are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed the collision or possesses dashcam footage capturing the moments leading up to the incident. Those with pertinent information are encouraged to come forward and aid the police in their efforts to piece together the events of that fateful evening.
Individuals willing to contribute to the investigation can contact the road policing unit via webchat or by calling 101, quoting incident number 457 dated October 22. By working together, the community and law enforcement hope to shed light on this tragic incident and bring those responsible to justice.