Multiple police agencies help make arrest in connection to vehicle theft from Shipston area

With the help of a police dog unit officers arrested a 39-year-old man in connection to theft of an Isuzu Trooper from the Shipston area.

Monday, 27th July 2020, 9:37 am
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 9:39 am

Police arrested a man from Evesham on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle, theft of caravan, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

The arrest was made after officers from the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team liaised with colleagues in surrounding forces about the reported theft of an Isuzu Trooper from a farm near Shipston.

Late last week officers learned the vehicle was in an area south of Shipston in the Thames Valley policing area.

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Man arrested in connection to theft of an Isuzu Trooper from a farm near Shipston

Officers with the Gloucestershire Constabulary spotted the vehicle heading towards Stow with a caravan in tow. Thames Valley Police officers also helped cover all directions as a stinger was used to deflate the Isuzu tyres bringing it to an almost immediate stop.

The driver ran but a police dog unit located the suspect a short distance from the car.

Police arrested the suspect around 3.30am on Friday July 24 near the A429 junction with the A424 near Stow.

A spokesperson for the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team said: "The suspect was one of our main Rural Crime targets who was also disqualified from driving.

"He is well know to our team and one of our key suspects for just such offences.

"It was a great cross border result with all force areas involved."