Three arrested following van theft in Church Stretton

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Three people have been arrested after a Ford Transit van was stolen from a delivery driver in Church Stretton and recovered by police.

The incident happened at around 11.20am on Wednesday when the white van was stolen from Watling Street as the driver delivered parcels.

A call was made to the police by a witness within seconds of the theft and officers were rapidly deployed to the area in an effort to prevent the thieves from getting away.

The van was fitted with a tracker device and within half an hour officers had located the van in the area of Wistanstow, no one was with the vehicle. 

Following other enquiries in the area, three men in another vehicle nearby were arrested and are helping police with ongoing enquiries into the incident.

Witness Appeal

If you were in the area during the time of this offence and witnessed the theft taking place, or you believe you have information that may help the Police identify those involved in this crime, please call 101 and refer to incident 0204S 240419. 

Police are particularly interested in any witnesses who saw the arrival of the van in the Wistanstow area, as their information could help in the continuing enquiries into this crime.

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