East Lancs joyriders arrested after smashing stolen car into van

East Lancs joyriders arrested after smashing stolen car into van

East Lancs joyriders arrested after smashing stolen car into van

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Hyndburn reporter

JOYRIDERS smashed into a van after losing control of a stolen car in Rossendale during the early hours of this morning.

The stolen black Peugeot 206 was ‘extensively damaged’ following the smash in Burnley Road East at around 2am, as was the Fiat van, police said.

Inspector John Fryer said he believed the car had been speeding shortly before it crashed.

He added: “The van was parked outside the owner’s house. The man heard a big crash, and saw a car crashed into his van. Two men in the vehicle were seen running off.”

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

• Two local teenagers, both 17, were arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, while one was further arrested for not having insurance. The pair were due to be questioned later today, police said.

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9:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

alf-abett says...

They are not "Joyriders" they are hooligans and thieves who potentially could kill a persons by their thieving actions, please do not call them Joyriders.
They are not "Joyriders" they are hooligans and thieves who potentially could kill a persons by their thieving actions, please do not call them Joyriders. alf-abett
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4:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AndyD123 says...

At least one of them was arrested twice. Once for stealing and again for not having insurance. That will teach him\her.

How does not having insurance make a difference? I'm pretty sure that, if they did have insurance, it wouldn't cover a crash in a stolen vehicle.
At least one of them was arrested twice. Once for stealing and again for not having insurance. That will teach him\her. How does not having insurance make a difference? I'm pretty sure that, if they did have insurance, it wouldn't cover a crash in a stolen vehicle. AndyD123
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