Arrest made and vehicle seized in Derbyshire village

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 9th November 2023

Derbyshire Police made an arrest in the village of Somercotes yesterday following a multi-department operation.
PCSO Ben Gregory said today (Thursday, November 9): “Yesterday afternoon – Alfreton SNT were on proactive patrols around Somercotes when a vehicle failed to stop for traffic officers. SNT were assisting in an area search for the vehicle.
“A car was then caught on our ANPR vehicle that was involved in theft from lorry offences.
“Upon being stopped, two males made off from officers, the vehicle was searched and seized and a suspect was dealt with at the scene.”
The spokesman continued: “While this was happening, a wanted male was spotted filming the incident on a phone.
“The male was recognised by local PCSO’s and subsequently arrested for recall to prison – it also transpired that this was the male who had originally failed to stop for police in his vehicle.
“Then at the same time, officers were also flagged down to deal with a separate incident close-by in which one of our PCSO’s delivered medical interventions to help a victim of crime.
“The incident involved partnership working between our SNT, our colleagues from Derbyshire Police Armed Response Unit, Derbyshire RPU and will be appearing on Traffic Cops in the near future.”

Photo by Derbyshire Police