Two men arrested after stolen car seized in Hanley
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We are appealing for information after a stolen car was seized and two people were arrested in Stoke-on-Trent.
At around 2pm on Wednesday (24 January), we received reports that the car, a Hyundai, had been tracked to a petrol station on Clough Street, Hanley. Checks revealed the car had been stolen recently from a car park on Hulme Road, Park Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, at around 8pm on Tuesday (23 January).
We went to the scene and blocked the car in. The driver tried to reverse out but was stopped. We found a knife and class A drugs.
A 21-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, possession of a class A drug and obstructing a constable in execution of duty.
A 27-year-old man, also from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.
Both have since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
We are particularly keen to speak to any witnesses or anybody who may have CCTV or dashcam footage that may help us with our enquiries. Please call us on 101, quoting incident 677 of 23 January, or message us using Live Chat on our website.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
As part of Operation Bormus, we are continuing to proactively target vehicle thieves, patrol hotspot areas and protect people’s hard earned belongings.