Police stop stolen HGV cab on A66 with stinger

Photos: North Yorkshire Police.

A stolen HGV cab was stopped on the A66 by police using a vehicle stinger.

North Yorkshire Police were alerted at about 11.10am on Sunday to the vehicle reported stolen from Selby travelling east towards Scotch Corner.

A stinger device which deflates tyres was used to stop the vehicle.

The driver ran off but was caught with help from a police dog called Dixon.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “It was a real team effort between our Traffic Officers, Operational Support Unit and Rural Task Force on Sunday morning to arrest a man after an HGV cabin (no trailer) was reported stolen from Selby.

“We were alerted to the fact the vehicle was on the A66 heading toward Scotch Corner at around 11.10am on Sunday and took fast action with a vehicle stinger to bring it swiftly to a stop.

“The driver of the HGV left the vehicle and made off on foot but he was no match for Police Dog Dixon who helped us catch him and he was arrested shortly after.”

The 33-year-old man from Leeds, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

He has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.