Suspected diesel thieves arrested in Cambridgeshire

POLICE have made a number of arrests after the force helicopter spotted a group of men behaving suspiciously beside the A14.

POLICE have made a number of arrests after the force helicopter spotted a group of men behaving suspiciously beside the A14.

The helicopter reported two men hiding in a hedgerow near a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway at Swavesey just before 1am on Thursday (August 12).

The men got into a nearby car and drove off at speed towards Godmanchester but stopped near Huntingdon.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of theft a short while later.


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A few minutes later the helicopter spotted two more men hiding underneath a van back at the same lay-by at Swavesey.

Officers on the ground attended the scene and two men were arrested.

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All the men were arrested on suspicion of theft of diesel and were taken to Parkside Police Station.

The men arrested were a 27-year-old from Stafford, a 29-year-old from Gravesend, a 31-year-old from Stafford and a 28-year-old from Gravesend.

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