Teenagers charged after police pursuit of stolen car

Two teenagers appeared in court today after being charged following a police pursuit of a stolen car.

Officers followed the Mini through the streets of Top Valley on Monday (3 December) before the pursuit ended in Eastglade Road.

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Ben Wild, 19, of Coppice Road, Arnold, was charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, and driving without insurance in connection with the incident and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 2 January.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle in connection with the incident.

He was also charged with unconnected offences, namely a burglary in Third Avenue, Gedling, on 25 November, a burglary and theft of a motor vehicle in Bradstone Drive, Mapperley, on 2 December and theft of a motor vehicle in Middleton Avenue, Mansfield, on 25 November.

He also appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning and was granted conditional bail to appear back before magistrates on 19 December.