Wanted suspect arrested after car theft in Kimberley

A man wanted by police since April was arrested after officers stopped a car using false plates.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 10:23 am

Police stopped an Audi A3 along the A611 Derby Road in Annesley at 8pm on Thursday night after enquiries showed the vehicle had a fake registration plate.

The 29-year-old man failed a roadside drug test and was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and driving whilst disqualified.

Enquiries showed he was wanted by police following a string of Ford Fiesta thefts. The first theft happened in Kimberley on April 8 and two more Ford Fiestas were taken from properties in The Meadows and The Park Estate areas of Nottingham on Wednesday (July 7).

The first in a string of thefts happened in Kimberley on April 8.

He has therefore been further arrested on suspicion of all three car thefts.

A 25-year-old woman, who was a passenger inside the Audi A3 that was stopped last night, was also arrested in relation to the vehicle thefts.

The pair remain in custody.

Detective Constable Ben Grayson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Officers quickly responded after the car was identified as having suspected false plates.

“This was a good example of positive and proactive policing where officers spotted a suspicious vehicle which resulted in an number of other offences being uncovered.

“Two people were arrested and have been questioned in connection with the theft and our enquiries are continuing.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to using proactive tactics to keep the county’s roads safe and prevent criminals from using the road network.” .”