Police ‘stinger’ catches stolen white van in pursuit

The damage caused to the white van by the police "stinger" in Mildenhall. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFO

The damage caused to the white van by the police "stinger" in Mildenhall. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING - Credit: Archant

A van believed to have been stolen and used by a drug-driver was stopped in its tracks by a police “stinger” following a pursuit.

Special officers from Suffolk Constabulary spotted the vehicle on Saturday, May 25 in the Mildenhall area.

The large white van was pursued, with officers using a stinger to bring it to a stop.

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team Tweeted photographs of the van and the damage caused to its tyre afterwards.

They also wrote: "The driver provided a positive breath test three times the limit and @DrugWipeUK for #cocaine. Vehicle recovered!"

Stingers are used by police to puncture the tyres of vehicles officers are pursuing, enabling them to bring them to a stop.

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