Great Yarmouth police arrest eight for car and theft offences in the town and Bradwell

Police have arrested eight people. Picture: Archant

Police have arrested eight people. Picture: Archant - Credit: Matthew Usher

Police in Great Yarmouth have arrested eight people within a 24 hour period in relation to driving and theft offences. The arrests relate to three incidents which happened in Yarmouth and Bradwell.

Four teenagers were detained in the north of Yarmouth on Thursday afternoon after police spotted a stolen car being driven on Jellicoe Road.

Officers followed the VW Golf, which had been reported stolen from an address in Norwich two days earlier, resulting in the driver and passengers stopping and abandoning the car.

Four boys, aged 15 and 16, were detained in the area of Salisbury Road, Beatty Road, Beaconsfield Road and North Denes Road.

They were arrested in connection with the theft of the vehicle while three were further arrested for drug possession after being found with cannabis.

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Two of them were also questioned in relation to the theft of a pedal cycle.

A 16-year-old was charged in connection with theft of a pedal cycle in Yarmouth on 22 June and possession of cannabis and has been remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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The remaining suspects were questioned and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Meanwhile, three teenagers were arrested in Bradwell on Thursday night following a crash involving a Range Rover in Holly Avenue.

Officers were called shortly before 7pm after the vehicle collided with the wall of a property, causing damage.

Three boys, two aged 15 and one 16, were arrested and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning where they remained in custody this afternoon.

Finally, Nathan Archer, 26 of Leman Road, Gorleston has been charged with following an incident in the early hours of this morning when police spotted a vehicle being driven erratically. The vehicle, a Peugeot 206, failed to stop for police and following a short pursuit collided with a barrier on Garrison Road outside a car showroom.

Archer is accused of driving without due care and attention, failing to stop for police, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

He will appear before magistrates on August 14

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