Man arrested after police chase stolen van

October 23, 2019

A man has been arrested after a van stolen from Bare and its contents were recovered following a police chase which began in Bolton-le-Sands.

Police officers spotted the white Ford Transit van in the Bolton-le-Sands area at around 4.50am this morning.

When they tried to stop the vehicle it sped off towards Kirkby Lonsdale.

The van continued onto Main Street in Whittington where it rolled onto its side, stopping in a field.

A man fled the vehicle and was later arrested in a nearby barn after being tracked by police dog Apol.

Following an investigation, the van was found to have cloned licence plates and is believed to have been stolen from an address in Bare, Morecambe, at the weekend.

A number of bicycles, gas-powered trial bikes, bolt cutters and tools – all suspected as stolen – were found inside the van.

An 18-year-old man from Widnes was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and is in custody.