Woman is held af­ter po­lice stop ‘stolen’ car

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY CHRISTY BYRNE & JONATHAN HUMPHRIES [email protected]­i­tymir­ror.com @ByrneChristy

AN AINS­DALE woman has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary, theft, and be­ing car­ried in a stolen car.

She was ar­rested in Moor Lane, Crosby, on Sun­day evening with a woman from Crox­teth and three men from Vaux­hall.

Wit­nesses de­scribed of­fi­cers “hid­ing” in Moor Lane, be­fore throw­ing a “stop-stick” tyre punc­tur­ing de­vice in front of a speed­ing Ford Fo­cus that was be­lieved to have been stolen. The car hit a wall be­fore its oc­cu­pants were ar­rested with the help of po­lice dog-han­dling teams.

Pic­tures taken by wit­nesses show pa­trol cars parked at the road­side, while a man stands in the road with his arms in the air sur­rounded by of­fi­cers.

Po­lice said a 22-year-old woman from Ains­dale, a 19-yearold woman from Crox­teth, and three men from the Vaux­hall area, aged 18, 20 and 39, were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary, theft, and be­ing car­ried in a stolen car. A spokesper­son said on Mon­day: “We have ar­rested five peo­ple and re­cov­ered a sus­pected stolen ve­hi­cle fol­low­ing a pur­suit in Crosby last night.

“At around 8.10pm, a sus­pected stolen Ford Fo­cus was sighted in the Crosby Road area, which failed to stop for pa­trols in Moor Lane. Fol­low­ing a short pur­suit, the car was stopped by traf­fic of­fi­cers on Moor Lane, and five peo­ple were de­tained with as­sis­tance from dog pa­trols.”

All the sus­pects were taken to po­lice sta­tions for ques­tion­ing.

One wit­ness, who did not wish to be named, said: “All we seen was po­lice hid­ing down the road, and they stung a car with a stinger head­ing up Moor Lane to­wards Crosby Vil­lage, and then the car came back down Moor lane to­wards Thorn­ton and they hit it into some­one’s wall and po­lice dragged about five peo­ple out of a car.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on bur­glary or the use or lo­ca­tion of stolen ve­hi­cles can con­tact @ MerPolCC, call 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress, or @ Crimestop­per­sUK, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Of­fi­cers and po­lice ve­hi­cles at the scene on Moor Lane, Crosby, af­ter the in­ci­dent

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