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Police chase down stolen road sweeper in Plymouth

Police chased the stolen road sweeper down the busy A38 for 20 minutes Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police officers found themselves chasing a vehicle out of the norm when they responded to reports - of a stolen road sweeper.

Devon and Cornwall Police managed to stop the vehicle - after following it down the busy A38 - using a stinger to deflate four of its tyres.

A stinger was used to deflate the tyres of the stolen road sweeper. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The chase, just after 8pm on Sunday, 19 August, lasted just 20 minutes - from when they received the report to when they caught the driver.

The man has been arrested for "multiple offences" and taken to custody.

We received reports of a stolen vehicle in the Landrake area at around 7.40pm and it was cited on the A38 heading towards Plymouth.

Officers were able to locate and identify the vehicle, and a stinger was deployed across the road.

This was a successful deployment, with four out of the six tyres being punctured.

– Sgt Olly Taylor, Roads Policing Sergeant at Devon and Cornwall Police
The driver was arrested for multiple offences. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police