Two arrested after stolen van stopped on M54

Two men were arrested after police stopped a stolen van with a stinger.

Police spotted the stolen Mercedes Sprinter in Telford yesterday and stopped it on the M54.

The blue van was stopped at about 6.20am.

A spokesman for the Central Motorway Police Group said: "Our patrols assisted the Operation Patrol Unit for Shropshire in stopping this stolen Mercedes Sprinter with a stinger. Two were arrested."

A stinger, also known as a spike strip, is laid out on the road to stop the movement of a vehicle by puncturing its tyres.

Generally the strip is made up of long metal barbs pointed upwards.

Source: Shropshire Star | Date: 22 April 2019

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