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Man in court over Ruddington car theft and drugs offences

A man has admitted a number of offences after police spotted and followed a suspicious car.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s operational support unit spotted the vehicle in the Clifton area during the early hours of Saturday 1 October 2022.

Checks revealed the vehicle had been taken from the Ruddington area in August.

Steven Sunderland, aged 32, of no fixed abode, appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 October 2022 where he pleaded guilty to taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and was given a community order.

He also admitted possession of a Class B drug, failure to stop, theft from a motor vehicle and driving without insurance or a licence.

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He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay court costs.

Inspector Rob Lawton, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Rushcliffe, said: “This was excellent proactive police work from the officers on patrol and the neighbourhood team.

“We understand the significant impact vehicle crime can have on victims, both in terms of the financial impact and also how being without a vehicle can disrupt their daily activities.”

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