Ryedale thief caught after running into van and injuring himself

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A thief’s great escape was thwarted when he injured himself by running into the side of a van.

Police say the 42-year-old local man is alleged to have stolen a £50 pair of hair clippers from Superdrug, Wheelgate, Malton, on Thursday.

However, in his rush to escape the scene, the man ran into a Mitsubishi Fuso van.

He was taken to York District Hospital for treatment and later arrested, still in his hospital gown, on suspicion of theft.