Detectives investigating a burglary where a van smashed its way through a gate have charged two suspects.
Officers were called to Pasture Road, Stapleford, following reports a business was being broken into.
A stolen van was used to rip open the gates of the premises before a vehicle and car keys were taken from inside.
After arriving at the scene at around 11.50pm on 1 December, officers observed a van and the stolen car being driven away.
The van, which was still chained to the gate, was then used to ram a police car, with both vehicles continuing to drive erratically.
Following a short pursuit, police managed to bring the van and the car to a halt, before arresting two suspects.
Dylan Cawley, and Charlie Cawley were charged with burglary, theft of a vehicle, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
Charlie Cawley was also charged with going equipped for theft and driving without insurance.
Cawley, 27, of Acourt Street, Radford, appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 3 December, where he was remanded in custody.
He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 January 2023.
Dylan Cawley, 26, Alport Heights Drive, Derby, appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (5 December).
He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 9 January 2023.
Detective Sergeant Georgina Gallagher, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Break-ins of this nature can have a hugely detrimental impact on local businesses and are an attack on people’s livelihoods.
“Burglary is a hugely invasive crime that can be extremely upsetting for anyone affected, both from a financial or emotional standpoint.
“It should also be added that the level of driving demonstrated during this incident was completely unacceptable and could’ve resulted in someone being seriously injured.
“We are pleased to have now charged two suspects in connection with this incident, and hope this sends a message to everyone just how seriously the force treats all offences of this nature.”