Car recovered by police 11 minutes after being reported stolen

Police have warned that car number plates are being stolen in Tendring. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following a car theft in Colchester - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A stolen car in Colchester has been recovered in record time thanks to quick-thinking police officers.

The Range Rover Sport was stolen from Queen Elizabeth Way, Colchester at around 2am on Friday, May 21.

It was found by Essex Police 11 minutes later. 

Responding quickly, officers from the Stanway Roads Policing Unit stopped the vehicle in Windsor Close and the driver was arrested.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and is currently in custody.


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The car was returned to the owner and digital equipment was also seized.

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