Simon MacMichael January 31 2018
Three suspected bike thieves have been arrested in south London by officers from Sussex Police, who had followed them for 50 miles from Brighton.
Sussex Police said that a bicycle was stolen from Preston Park, Brighton, and put in a van in a nearby street, Stanford Avenue, at 9.15pm on the evening of Thursday 25 January.
The suspects then drove off and headed up the A23 towards London, but were followed by officers, who eventually stopped them in Mitcham, south London and made the arrests.
The suspects, a 51-year-old man, a 24-year-old man and a 15-year-old youth, were arrested on suspicion of theft and have been released under investigation.
Inspector Paul Ransome of Sussex Police said: “We are continuing to target bike thieves with Operation Ensnare.
“Even though these suspected thieves left Sussex, we were still able to pursue them and arrest them.”