Police make arrests over car thefts in north east Derbyshire
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The suspects were arrested over thefts in areas including Hollingwood and Dronfield.
Derbyshire Constabulary said officers followed a van in Barlborough on Sunday night and stopped it after a short pursuit, arresting the 18-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving, stealing the van and failing to stop for police.
A short time later, officers saw a Land Rover Defender driving along the M1 which they believed to have been stolen.
They stopped it and the driver, a 39-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of stealing the Land Rover, failing to stop and criminal damage to two police cars.
Officers from South Yorkshire Police then stopped a Volkswagen Passat in Bawtry, near Doncaster, and arrested the 39-year-old driver on suspicion of conspiracy to steal vehicles.
The three men remained in custody last night.