Woman's attempted theft of caravan thwarted by police

PUBLISHED: 10:09 26 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 26 May 2018

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Police have arrested a woman after trying to steal a caravan in the early hours in Congresbury.

The 31-year-old was caught by police officers behind the wheel of a 4x4 on the M4 – the vehicle was also believed to have been stolen.

The caravan was parked up in Weston Road at about 4am on Wednesday morning when the raid happened.

A member of the public saw the theft taking place and alerted Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

As officers arrived at the scene, the dark 4x4 sped off leaving the caravan at the entrance.

The vehicle was though later seen on the motorway and when the driver was pulled over officers discovered the car had fake plates and had been stolen from the West Midlands.

PC Paul Bailey said: “The victim had been targeted previously by thieves so we’re pleased to have been able to prevent another incident.

“We are also working with three other police forces (which include Thames Valley, West Midlands and West Mercia) and the investigation is on-going so anyone with information can call 101 quoting the reference 5218112001.”

The 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft of a caravan, theft of a motor vehicle, driving without insurance and has been released pending further investigations.

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