Police stinger catches crooks in Leighton Buzzard

Two people were arrested for a string of offences

By Lynn Hughes
Monday, 28th March 2022, 3:52 pm
Updated Monday, 28th March 2022, 3:52 pm
The car after the collision
The car after the collision

Car thieves got more than they bargained for during an incident near Wing last week,

Bedfordshire's road policing unit used a stinger to stop the car, after it had been reported stolen in Leighton Buzzard on March 22.

During the incident the thieves crashed the car into the police car and a van before attempting to flee.

The police tweeted: "2 decamped and swiftly arrested. Large knife recovered & 200+ wraps Class A!

"One of the occupants was also found with the key to the stolen vehicle in his pocket and the driver failed a drugwipe. Vehicle on cloned plates and found to have no insurance so both arrested for a number of offences."

On a lighter note they continued: "PC 410294 earnt his #Stinger hedgehog badge with his first stinger deployment, getting 2 out 4 tyres."