Man Arrested and Stolen Ruddington Car Recovered

A man has been arrested after police spotted and followed a car which was suspected of being stolen.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s operational support unit noticed that a Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling in the Clifton area during the early hours of yesterday (Saturday 1 October 2022), was displaying false number plates.

The driver then tried to evade police and failed to stop. A short time later the car came to a halt in Village Road and a man was detained.

Police checks revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Ruddington in August.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and possession of cannabis.

Police Constable Anna Fisher, of Nottinghamshire Police, says: “This was a really great bit of proactive police work. We understand the significant impact vehicle theft can have on victims, both in terms of the financial impact and also how being without a vehicle can disrupt their daily activities.”

She adds: “I’m pleased our officers acted swiftly to make this arrest and I hope it warns others who commit crime in Nottinghamshire that we will catch them and ensure they are appropriately dealt with.”

You can read more about Neighbourhood policing in Ruddington, including our latest village crime statistics, >>HERE<<.

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