Police pursuit through Nottinghamshire leads officers to stolen goods

A van and building equipment were recovered within an hour of being stolen after officers hunted it down on one of Nottinghamshire’s busiest roads.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 7:24 am

Officers arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle after they were made aware that a stolen Ford Transit was heading along the A1 through the county.

The van was also believed to be towing a trailer which is thought to have been stolen from a building site in the Market Harborough area of Leicestershire just after 7.30pm on Sunday.

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A van and building equipment were recovered within an hour of being stolen after officers hunted it down on one of Nottinghamshire's busiest roads. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire officers tracked the van and a plan was put in place to stop it, assisted by colleagues from bordering Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

A tactical pursuit took place and police successfully brought the van to a stop.

Officers say they discovered a mini digger, which was also reported to have been stolen, when they searched the vehicle.

Det Chief Insp Kim Binns, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Police were made aware that a stolen vehicle had travelled into Nottinghamshire and they were quick to act on this intelligence. They were able to locate the vehicle and track it shortly after.

"This swift and joint response is extremely important, especially where vehicles are concerned, as they can cover a lot of ground and travel through different areas in a short amount of time.

"As a result, they were able to stop it as soon as possible before it had chance to leave the county and the relevant officers were able to conduct enquiries and continue their investigation into the theft.”

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