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Posted on Monday 13 June 2022

No lighty, no likey.

Just a heads up - turning your lights off doesn’t make your vehicle invisible.

That’s what one suspect found out after being pursued by PC Mark Gibbon in Eggleston just before midnight on Saturday (June 11).

The patrolling PC decided to follow the Ford Transit van after noticing it suddenly turn its lights off near a farm building in the rural location.

Realising the tactic hadn’t worked, the driver then sped off and a pursuit followed before he gave up and pulled over a short time later.

A man in his 30s was subsequently arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and theft after a pressure washer and strimmer – allegedly stolen from a farm earlier that night – were recovered from the van.

The suspect was taken into custody and has since been released on bail with conditions while further lines of investigation are carried out.

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