A suspected car thief was arrested by police just half an hour after a vehicle was stolen in York.
A Volkswagen Golf was taken from outside a business address in Micklegate at around 7.30pm yesterday.
A North Yorkshire Police safety camera van operator initially identified the stolen car as it passed, then officers located and pursued the vehicle.
It was stopped a few miles later using the tactical pursuit and containment (TPAC) pursuit driving method – when police vehicles surround the target vehicle and box it in, then reduce their speed to stop it safely.
A man in his 40s from York was arrested and taken into custody at 8pm yesterday (Sunday).
He has been charged with taking a vehicle without consent and driving without an appropriate licence or insurance and has been released on bail to appear in court next month.