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Member of the public in Newark helps chase down suspect involved in theft of a caravan

A member of the public helped Nottinghamshire Police officers detain a man suspected of being involved in the theft of a caravan.

They pursued the suspect and helped detain him until officers arrived on the scene.

Officers had identified a car involved in the theft after gathering local intelligence from Derbyshire Police.

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The vehicle was spotted towing a caravan travelling through Nottinghamshire by Operational Support and local officers and was located in Boughton.

A 39 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of the caravan, burglary, driving with no insurance, drug driving and going equipped.

Details of a second car was also circulated to officers and was spotted by Operational Support officers in Newark.

After a brief pursuit, the car was abandoned on the outskirts of Newark.

The driver was pursued by a member of the public who helped to detain him, before officers arrived.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving, driving, theft of the caravan and failing to stop for officers.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis said: "We’d like to thank the member of the public who joined officers in chasing down an alleged suspect in relation to the offence. They showed great bravery.

“We are pleased to have arrested two people for a host of offences including theft, burglary and a number of driving offences.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes incidents of this nature very seriously and will always look to take action against offenders.

“Thankfully, no one was injured in the police pursuit yesterday but as with all dangerous driving, the potential consequences are incredibly serious.”

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