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Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2023
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When the spidey senses kick in.

PCs Rachael Bennett and Stewart Liddle, of the Roads and Armed Policing Unit, were on the lookout for a burgundy Nissan Qashqai that was believed to have been involved in burglaries across the coast in recent weeks.Intelligence suggested it was on cloned plates and the only other distinguishing feature being a small dint on the rear bumper.

Eagle-eyed PC Bennett saw what she thought was a burgundy-coloured Qashqai peeking out from some bushes in a carpark off Coopers Terrace in Thornley and decided to go investigate.

Enquiries revealed it was the car they’d been looking for with the tell-tale dint on the back as well as an added bonus of a bag of coins believed to be linked to one of the burglaries.

The car will be forensically examined as part of the investigation.

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