Arrest following dramatic Scarborough police chase

The driver of the van has been arrested after a police chase in Scarborough.
The driver of the van has been arrested after a police chase in Scarborough.

A driver has been arrested following a dramatic police chase in Scarborough.

Police were contacted by a member of the public at 6.55am this morning (Tuesday August 8) to reports of a property on Scalby Road having been broken into and a van being taken from the driveway.

Four police cars were on the scene on Dunslow Road.

Four police cars were on the scene on Dunslow Road.

Access to the property had been gained by a side door and the keys to the vehicle had been taken. The van was then driven away from the driveway of the property.

A detailed description of the van was taken and officers began to search in the local area.

Minutes later, a petrol station on Boak End in Scarborough reported a van filling up with £30 worth of petrol and making off in the direction of Scarborough, without offering any payment.

The description of the van taken matched the description of the van stolen from Scalby Road.

Police at the scene following the arrest.

Police at the scene following the arrest.

Officers started to search in the area and quickly located the van in the area of North Lane, Cayton. Officers then attempted to stop the van, however the driver made off.

Police successfully stopped the vehicle following a short pursuit in the Dunslow Road area where the man made off on foot.

After a short chase, a 33-year-old man from Filey was arrested in connection with the investigation. He currently remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed anything which would assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask to speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12170139865.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.