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Police drone used to find stolen trailer in Newark then arrest man

Police used a drone to locate a stolen trailer and arrested a man in connection with the incident.

On Monday morning March 7, the van was spotted at a property on Tolney Lane in Newark, after Nottinghamshire Police received intelligence suggesting it was in the area.

The offices carried out a number of inquiries, including reviewing CCTV footage, after the vehicle was reported missing from the Chesterfield the previous evening (Sunday March 6).

A search of the area also uncovered a number of other items believed to be stolen, including a jet ski, power tools, generator, quad bike and trailer.

Nottinghamshire Police, including the drone team, worked with officers from Leicestershire and Derbyshire, and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

Inspector Matt Ward, District Commander of Newark and Sherwood, said: “Working with other forces, as well as joining different departments within Nottinghamshire Police, is essential to our work investigating criminal activity. .

“This is a great example of how this joint approach can be beneficial.

“By bringing in various resources and having contact with colleagues in Derbyshire and Leicestershire, it not only helped us find the caravan and jet ski, but also helped us track down their owners, which was a great result for them.

“Officers arrested and interviewed a man shortly after finding the items and our investigation is ongoing.”

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