Multiple collisions following theft of car in Knaresborough

11 November 2013

Knaresborough – between 5.30am and 5.50am on Saturday 9 November 2013, a BMW was stolen from Cheapside in Knaresborough.

The car was then involved in a collision at around 5.50am on Knaresborough High Street near the bus station, during which a sign post, salt bin and flower barrel were damaged.

The vehicle drove off from the area and returned a short time later and collided with a parked Vauxhall Corsa on Fisher Street, which then hit another parked car.

Police are also investigating the possibility that the vehicle collided with a Renault Clio on Charlton Manor Drive.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or saw a BMW driving around the area early on Saturday morning, to contact them.

A 21-year-old man from the local area was arrested in connection with the incidents and has been given conditional police bail while the investigation continues.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Traffic Constable Andrew Macleod. Or you can email

Please quote reference 12130194547 when passing on information about this incident.

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