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Police recover car stolen in burglary

Police investigating a burglary caught up with a stolen car and arrest a suspect.

Officers were called to Digby Court, Mansfield, after receiving reports a house had been broken into.

A set of car keys were taken during the burglary, which happened at around 3.50 am on Wednesday (4 January).

The keys were then used to unlock and drive away a car that was parked on the driveway outside.

Officers sighted the vehicle shortly afterwards in Debdale Lane, Mansfield, and told the driver to pull over.

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When the driver ignored these demands, a short pursuit took place, with multiple police cars eventually managing to box in the vehicle in Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, failing to stop, driving without a licence and driving with no insurance.

Detective Constable Dave Smith, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the skilful response of our officers, we were able to track down and recover a car that had been stolen earlier that day.

“The vehicle was taken from outside a house after intruders broke into the property with the intention of taking the car keys and making off into the night.

“As shown in this case, burglary is an incredibly invasive crime that can really impact people’s lives and unfortunately make them feel less safe in their own homes.

“This behaviour is simply unacceptable and will never be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police, which works tirelessly to eradicate crimes of this nature from our communities.

“We have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident, but our inquiries remain ongoing, so we’d ask anyone with information to contact the police on 101, quoting incident 56 of 4 January 2023.”

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