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Four people arrested during cross-county operation

Posted on 10th May 2017

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle in a police operation that travelled through three counties.

Leicestershire Police received a call from a lorry driver at 4.18am yesterday morning (Tuesday, May 9) reporting that his lorry had been broken into at the services at junction 21a of the M1 in Leicestershire. Officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) responded and followed a transit van and car.

The car, a Vauxhall Vectra, was stopped in Chellaston, with the help of officers from Derbyshire police, and three men were arrested. A 45 and 19-year old from Leeds and a 45-year old of no fixed address.

The transit van was stopped in Underwood in Nottinghamshire with the help of Nottinghamshire officers, and a 23-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle. Enquiries are ongoing to find another man who was seen running from the van.

All four men are in police custody.

Officers have recovered a quantity of televisions.

Inspector Rob Shields from EMOpSS said; “These arrests are a great example of why collaborative working can be so successful. With forces working together, sharing information and resources it means county borders are no longer a barrier to policing.”

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