Police ‘stinger’ catches stolen pick up truck following pursuit in Flintshire
A pick up truck which is believed to have been stolen was stopped by police “stinger” during a pursuit in Flintshire
Police say three people were arrested this afternoon following the pursuit which ended near Pontblyddyn.
A large police presence including a helicopter was reported in the area around 3pm.
[Track of NPAS Hawarden – police helicopter flight as the pickup truck was pursued from Rhydtalog along the A5104 to Pontblyddyn]
Police say a Mitsubishi L200 was stolen in the western part of the force area earlier today and was later sighted at Rhydtalog.
Police pursued the vehicle and a stinger was deployed at Pontblyddyn puncturing on of the vehicles tyres.
A video posted on a Leeswood Facebook page shows the moment the stinger was deployed.
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Police say the driver was arrested, two vehicles travelling in convoy with the stolen car were also stopped in Pontblyddyn, the two drivers arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal a vehicle.
A spokesperson for South Flintshire Police saud:
“The vehicle was successfully and safely stopped in Pontblyddyn after a Mold officer deployed a stinger device puncturing the tyres. A suspect has been arrested for numerous offences and is currently in custody probably feeling a tad deflated.”
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