Police seek car thief in Thornton-le-Dale after stolen vehicle abandoned in village

There was a large police presence in Thornton-le-Dale yesterday afternoon (Wednesday August 3) to search for the driver of a car that was reported stolen.

By Louise Perrin
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 10:14 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2022, 10:17 am
Police searched for the car thief in Thornton-le-Dale during the afternoon.
Police searched for the car thief in Thornton-le-Dale during the afternoon.

The vehicle was detected entering Ryedale at around 12.30pm.

It had been reported stolen from an area outside North Yorkshire.

Following a police pursuit that ended in the village, the driver made off.

Police continued to search the area during the afternoon but the driver remains outstanding.

North Yorkshire Police will issue any further updates on its website.