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Nottinghamshire Police stopped a lorry travelling along Great North Road, Newark and arrested two suspects with support from Armed Policing and Roads Policing team officers and the National Police Air Service





A suspected stolen lorry was tracked down and stopped in Newark by police teams.

Stingers were deployed to halt the vehicle after it was followed by officers on the ground and in the air.

The truck was initially spotted by response officers in the Worksop area, who suspected it could be on cloned plates and was confirmed around 10.40pm on Tuesday night (June 18).

Nottinghamshire Police stopped a lorry travelling along Great North Road, Newark. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police.
Nottinghamshire Police stopped a lorry travelling along Great North Road, Newark. Photo: Nottinghamshire Police.

With the police system also suggesting the vehicle could be stolen, response officers continued to follow the truck from a safe distance for several minutes, while waiting for support.

Armed Policing and Roads Policing team officers moved in on the ground, while a National Police Air Service helicopter supported from above.

Working in tandem, stingers were then set up and deployed as the lorry travelled along Great North Road, Newark, to bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Two suspects were detained by officers, and multiple items were recovered from the truck following a search of the vehicle, including bolt cutters and an angle grinder.

Following this discovery, two men, aged 39 and 49, were both arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle.

Sergeant Jack Hannant, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Ollerton response team, said: “This double arrest provided a fantastic example of our policing teams working together to get a positive result.

“From response officers spotting the vehicle, to Operational Support bringing it to a stop, and National Police Air Service colleagues providing support from the air, everyone played a role.

“All of this culminated in us recovering a suspected stolen truck and items from within it that could’ve potentially been used to carry out future thefts.

“As our swift and joined-up response to this incident showed, Nottinghamshire Police takes vehicle thefts very seriously and will continue to do whatever we can to prevent them.”



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