Harrogate police

Police pursuit ends in arrest for Harrogate vehicle thefts suspect

19 April 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of thefts from vehicles in Harrogate, after a police pursuit.

On Wednesday 18 April, at around 8.10pm, a grey X-Type Jaguar failed to stop for two marked police vehicles in Ripon.

The Jaguar drove through Ripon and headed towards Harrogate on the A61. Officers deployed a stinger device on the road, the car was brought to a stop, and the driver was arrested at 8.20pm.

The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, going equipped for theft, possessing an offensive weapon and driving without insurance – as well as seven thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles in the York and Harrogate area, and making off without payment.

The investigation is ongoing and the man remains in custody at this time.



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