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Stolen car returned to vulnerable Nottingham victim by police

A vulnerable victim whose car was stolen has had her vehicle returned after officers caught a suspect in just seven minutes.

Police were alerted to reports that a house had been burgled and a car stolen from an address in Mansfield Road, Bestwood, shortly before 8.15pm, on Friday 7 July.

Thanks to the quick actions of response officers the vehicle was traced to a road in Nottingham city centre within just seven minutes of that call coming in.

Jason Holden, aged 42, of Bobbers Mill Road, the Arboretum, has since been charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle without consent, driving without a license, and driving without insurance.

He appeared before magistrates in Nottingham on Monday 10 July and was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 7 August.

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Detective Sergeant Ben Skellern, of Nottinghamshire Police’s burglary team, said: “This was a great team effort in locating the car and a suspect.

“Everyone involved worked incredibly quickly and we’ve since been able to reunite the vehicle with its rightful owner.

“Thanks to the work of the dedicated county burglary team we’ve also been able to bring charges against a man and put him before judges in court.

“We know the impact and upset burglary can cause to not just a victim but their family and the wider community too so we always do all we can to respond quickly and carry out a thorough investigation.”

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