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5th Jul, 2022

Car theft in Birdingbury prompts police chase

A TEENAGER has been arrested after a car was stolen from a property in Birdingbury, prompting a police chase.

Police received a report of a Range Rover having been taken from the driveway of a house in Back Lane around 12.40pm yesterday (Tuesday May 17).

The car was believed to be travelling in convoy with a second vehicle, which was quickly located by police.

A pursuit began when the Range Rover failed to stop for officers, and in Binley Woods a stinger device was successfully deployed to safely stop it.

A 19-year-old from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving. He remains in custody at this time.

The car was recovered.

Insp Chloe Barnes from Warwickshire Police’s Operations Patrol Unit said: “Thanks to a speedy response to the initial call, we were able to quickly track down the vehicle and our tactically trained officers used their knowledge and training to maintain observations and engage in pursuit activity.

“After the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for them, we deployed the stinger device, which ultimately resulted in one man being arrested.

“Enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing and we’d appeal for anyone who was in the area of Back Lane in Birdingbury between 12.30pm and 1pm yesterday and saw anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch.

“Equally if anyone saw the vehicle and the manner it was being driven during the course of the pursuit, please contact us.

“Our aim is to do everything we can to keep our roads safe and in incidents such as these where we are made aware of vehicles being stolen, we will always strive to respond as quickly as possible, ensuring the suspect is arrested and stolen property is returned.

“Our officers will continue to work hard to make Warwickshire a hostile place for those committing crime.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 140 of May 17.

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