Stolen car driver caught hiding in bushes

Warrington Guardian: Picture courtesy of Lee Wright via Facebook Picture courtesy of Lee Wright via Facebook

A DRIVER was caught by police hiding in a garden after crashing a stolen car from Great Sankey which ended up on its roof in Widnes last night.

A police helicopter helped to catch the man after he ran away from the incident involving a Hyundai car.

The 25-year-old from Widnes, who now lives in St Helens, was arrested and is now in custody.

Det Insp Matt Durcan said: “The car was stolen from Halton Road in Great Sankey at 4.30pm.

"A lady was delivering leaflets in the area and left her car unattended for a fraction of a second.

“A man jumped in and drove off.

“An hour later, a patrol came across the vehicle in Sankey and followed it.

“It was driven fast, erratically and dangerously towards Widnes on the wrong side of the road.

"It clipped the kerb and ended up on its roof.

“The driver ran out of the car into a nearby garden. We found him hiding behind a bush.

“We are grateful officers and members of the public were not hurt.”

The driver will be interviewed this afternoon.

Witnesses said it was lucky nobody had been hurt. 

 

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12:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

smallscousefox says...

I agree lucky nobody was hurt...but this poor woman is now without her car and probably unable to work.Not that scumbags like this thief would understand or care about that...they have probably never done a days work in their life.
I agree lucky nobody was hurt...but this poor woman is now without her car and probably unable to work.Not that scumbags like this thief would understand or care about that...they have probably never done a days work in their life. smallscousefox
  • Score: 34

12:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

gazhopley says...

I really don't condone the actions of the car thief, nor do i condone the probable non-custodial light sentence he will receive, but if you leave your car even for a short time, it should be locked and secure, I don't think any thief could get through it's security in "a fraction of a second" there are a lot of people out there who will do the wrong thing if given the chance, the key is not to give them the chance.
I really don't condone the actions of the car thief, nor do i condone the probable non-custodial light sentence he will receive, but if you leave your car even for a short time, it should be locked and secure, I don't think any thief could get through it's security in "a fraction of a second" there are a lot of people out there who will do the wrong thing if given the chance, the key is not to give them the chance. gazhopley
  • Score: 4

8:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

grey-area says...

As the car was left unattended, was the engine still running or the keys left in? That would constitute a fraction of a second and voided the insurance.
There are so many warnings (esp in Winter) about leaving engines running whilst demisting/unattended
. Scumbags are always on the lookout for easy targets. Unfortunately, too many think it always happens to someone else.
As the car was left unattended, was the engine still running or the keys left in? That would constitute a fraction of a second and voided the insurance. There are so many warnings (esp in Winter) about leaving engines running whilst demisting/unattended . Scumbags are always on the lookout for easy targets. Unfortunately, too many think it always happens to someone else. grey-area
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Mon 7 Jul 14

davehedgehog says...

The thief did at least do the honourable thing by writing it off. Even worse when somebody has their car stolen then badly damaged but still repairable.
The thief did at least do the honourable thing by writing it off. Even worse when somebody has their car stolen then badly damaged but still repairable. davehedgehog
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