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Police pursuit ends in stolen car being recovered in tactical stop on Clifton Bridge

Teamwork from police forces across county borders led to the arrest of a suspect.

A car was reported to have been stolen in Lincolnshire after a man allegedly claimed his car had broken down.

A member of the public came to their aid but it is believed the man then stole the victim’s car and fled the scene.

Nottinghamshire Police was alerted to the stolen Renault Megane being driven towards Nottinghamshire by Lincolnshire Police last night.

Officers were deployed to intercept the car, which was spotted travelling along the A52.

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Highly-trained police then used tactical contact to bring the car to a safe stop near Clifton Bridge.

A 27-year-old man was then arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident.

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Superintendent Kathryn Craner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a brilliant example of close working with our neighbouring forces to achieve a positive result.

“Robbery can have a devastating impact on victims and we will always work hard to take action against offenders.

“Officers did a fantastic job to intercept the stolen car and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“Enquiries into the incident will now be picked up by Lincolnshire Police.”

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Shield said: “This incident shows the strength of our cross-border relationship with our neighbours and how we strive to keep our region safe by working together.

“Crime will not be tolerated in Lincolnshire and we will work with our partners to ensure that swift action is taken.

“This is an excellent example of effective collaborative working   between Lincolnshire Police and Nottinghamshire Police.”

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