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UNDER 10 MINUTES! Stolen Chorleywood trailer quickly recovered after police pursuit

 Published on: 14th April 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A stolen horse trailer was located less than 10 minutes after its owner reported it as missing in Chorleywood.

The trailer was stolen from an address in the Chorleywood area at around 6.15pm on Thursday, April 8.

Just seven minutes after the call came in to police, PC Radu Vernica from the Intervention Team 1 located the trailer being towed by a van travelling anti-clockwise on the M25, near to junction 17.

He was supported by colleagues from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) as they pursued the van and trailer across the border into Buckinghamshire.

They managed to stop the vehicle in High Wycombe and subsequently secure the trailer. It has now been returned, undamaged, to its rightful owner.

A man was detained nearby and arrested on suspicion of multiple offences in connection with the incident. 

Detective Constable Geoff Webb, from the Case Investigation Team, said: “We are very pleased to have returned the trailer to its owner, who has told us the incident has restored their faith in the police. 

“This satisfactory result was possible thanks to the quick and efficient response from officers in intervention and BCH RPU.

“In addition, we have been able to secure a number of charges in relation to this incident and we now await the court date next month.”

Kadri Raghip, aged 41, of Oxford Close, Edmonton, London, has been charged with theft, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence in connection with this incident. 

He has been released on conditional bail and is scheduled to appear at St Albans Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, May 7.

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