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‘Huge’ haul of stolen clothes found after car stopped near Castle Marina

Police arrested three men after stopping a suspicious car and finding almost £1,500 worth of clothes that were believed to be stolen.

Officers stopped a Ford Fiesta shortly after 1.30am yesterday (1 December) as they had reason to believe the driver was uninsured.

All three occupants – two aged 65 and the third aged 61 – were arrested after a large bin bag full of clothes were found in the rear seat alongside two Stanley knives and tag removers.

The car was pulled over in Kirtley Drive, near Castle Marina Retail Park in Nottingham.

Checks suggested the clothes had been stolen from a number of retailers in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire including Next, Sports Direct, JD Sport, TK Maxx and River Island.

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The three men were arrested on suspicion of theft, going equipped to steal, possessing a bladed article and taking a vehicle without consent.  They remain in custody for questioning.

Sergeant Janine Barnes, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a good piece of policing and observation by the officers.

“We understand the impact shop thefts can have on retailers which is why will always look to take action against those who commit such crimes.

“We are now working closely with retail partners to recover CCTV footage, obtain statements and gather further further evidence to progress the investigation.”

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