EK car thieves arrested after helicopter chase

23 September

Sharp eyed villagers spotted suspicious people trying car doors in Keswick Grange late Monday night and dialled 999. Police response included scrambling the force helicopter which hovered over the village and was then altered to a car having been stolen from a neighbouring road. The helicopter then guided response units in pursuit of a car heading east out of the area. We understand the vehicle crashed near Wetherby racecourse and two males were taken into custody.

Police are reminded all motorists to ensure vehicles are locked and car keys stored out of sight and well away from house doors.