Police have charged two suspects in connection with an incident at Holme Pierrepont which saw a car end up in the River Trent.
Nottinghamshire Police were called to a report of two men acting suspiciously around vehicles.
It’s alleged that upon seeing police officers they drove off across rugby pitches and a public footpath before their car entered the river.
Both occupants managed to get out of the car unaided and were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.
The car floated off down the Trent about a hundred yards before it was recovered by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The dramatic incident unfolded at around 12.35pm on Sunday (23 August 2020). Both occupants were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Daniel Galloway, 39, of Stoneygate Road, Leicester, and Kenny Boden, 31, of Sutton Passeys Crescent, Wollaton, have been charged with theft from a motor vehicle.
Galloway is also charged with traffic offences including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Both men are due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 25 August 2020).
Police Constable Matthew Hempsall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’m pleased we’ve now charged two suspects in connection with this reported incident and we now await the outcome of this case through the courts.”