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Moped thief gets stuck in an alleyway

A man who attempted to escape from police on a stolen moped was caught after he got stuck down an alleyway.

An officer in an unmarked vehicle at 12.15pm on Sunday 1 October sighted a black moped which wasn’t displaying any registration.

It was heading onto the Healdswood Estate in Skegby before the officer lost sight of it.

Two officers in a marked car located the moped and began to follow it onto Buttery Lane before the driver noticed police were behind him.

He then attempted to ride down an alleyway, but the moped got stuck between two metal posts. The driver then jumped off the bike and made a run for it.

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Three officers gave chase and managed to grab hold of the suspect.

A quantity of white rocks believed to be crack cocaine and cash were found discarded near to where he was arrested.

A 42-year-old man was arrested for possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. The moped he was riding was also found to be stolen from a home in Sutton-in-Ashfield in September.

He was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle.

Neighbourhood Inspector Jon Hewitt said:

“This was a great result. Officers persistence really paid off when they tracked down a suspect on a stolen moped.

“Not only have we got him for theft of a motor vehicle but also taken a quantity of Class A drugs off the streets of Nottinghamshire.

“The local Operation Reacher have been tasked to focus on the local priorities of drug dealing and nuisance motorbikes so to get both in one job is a fantastic result.”

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