Proactive work leads to recovery of stolen car and drugs – and two arrests
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A large amount of cannabis and a stolen vehicle have been recovered officers – resulting in two arrests.
Last night (Wednesday 15 September) officers from the road crime team and Roads Policing Unit (RPU) were attempting to locate a car – a Honda CR-V – running on cloned plates which had previously been reported stolen.
Shortly after 8.15pm, the car was found in Devonshire Road, Leicester but made off from officers.
Support was provided to officers from above by the National Police Air Service and, following an authorised pursuit, the occupants decamped in Elmdale Street – but were arrested in nearby gardens.
When they were searched, they were both found to be in possession of cannabis and hundreds of pounds in cash.
A 21-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and theft, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and dangerous driving. A 23-year-old man, also from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and theft and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
They have since been released on bail and enquiries are continuing.