Police are appealing for information after a group of youths stole a hearse from a Carlton funeral directors which was later involved in a crash with a car and lamppost in Gedling.
The offenders assaulted the driver of the car involved in the collision before fleeing the scene on foot.
The driver was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment for facial injuries. His phone was also damaged during the incident.
The hearse was stolen from within the grounds of Nottinghamshire Funeral Service Ltd, in Foxhill Road East, Carlton, at around 5.03am on Saturday morning (27).
Minutes later, at about 5.25am, the vehicle was involved in crash with a car in Jessops Lane, Gedling, before the offenders assaulted the car driver.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “The suspects who stole the hearse are three teenage boys and a teenage girl. They are white and were wearing dark clothing. The boys were later involved in the assault.
“Anyone with any information that could help us with our enquiries is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 201 of 27 October 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”