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Three arrested near Ashbourne after van was stolen in Stoke-on-Trent

Posted on 19th January 2017

We have arrested three men in Alkmonton near Ashbourne after a van, believed to have been stolen from Stoke-on-Trent, was found by officers.

This comes after officers from our Roads Policing Unit stopped a van at around 10.20pm on Tuesday, January 17 on Leapley Lane, Alkmonton.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Derby, was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving while under the influence of drugs.

The two passengers, two men from Derby aged 19 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle.

All three men remain in custody in Staffordshire for questioning.

The van, a white Ford Transit, was stolen from a driveway in Spey Drive in Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent sometime overnight between Monday 16 and Tuesday, January 17.

When found the van was displaying registration plates that were stolen from another van in Church Lawton.

If you have any information about this incident please contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 110 of January 17.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at

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