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Man charged after theft from delivery driver in Woodthorpe

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A man has been arrested in connection with theft from a delivery driver in Woodthorpe.

The man was arrested after being spotted driving into a restaurant car park in Wollaton by police officers. They suspected he was committing driving offences.

Further checks were carried out after the vehicle came to a stop and the driver was arrested and charged in relation to a previously reported theft.

The theft charge relates to a report of a suspect who allegedly stole a delivery driver’s van keys in Coronation Road, Woodthorpe, on 28 August 2020, before stealing the van.

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Liam Barnes, 32, of Kingsley Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has been charged with theft and remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, September 10, 2020).

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Police officers were praised for their ‘diligent work’.

Detective Sergeant Luke Todd, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It’s thanks to the quick-thinking actions and diligent work of our officers that we have been able to bring a suspect before the courts.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace outstanding suspects in connection with the alleged incident and I want to assure the public that we will continue to be relentless in our efforts to track them down and bring them to justice.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes theft extremely seriously and will investigate all reports thoroughly.”

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