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Pair appear in court over car theft conspiracy

Two suspects have appeared in court after being charged as part of an investigation into a car theft conspiracy.

Detectives have been carrying out a detailed investigation into the thefts of 13 motor vehicles from addresses in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire between September and November 2023.

They include keyless thefts of vehicles taken from driveways as well as thefts following break-ins at addresses in Nottingham, Southwell, Nuthall and Sutton-in-Ashfield, as well as across the county border in Leicester, Wigston and Loughborough.

Officers have also been investigating after a delivery driver had his car stolen while he carried out a drop-off in Teviot Road, Nottingham city, on 14 September.

As part of the investigation, a warrant was executed at an address in Giltbrook on Tuesday (14 November) and a man and a woman found inside the property were arrested.

Thirty-year-old Isaac Allen, of Kelso Gardens, The Meadows, Nottingham, and Katie Lack, aged 26, of Brassington Close, Giltbrook, have been charged with conspiring to steal motor vehicles.

They appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (16 November) and will next appear on 14 December 2023.

Allen was remanded in custody and Lack was granted conditional bail.

Detective Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We executed this warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of a number of vehicles in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

“Vehicle crime remains a priority for us as we do not underestimate the inconvenience and distress having a car stolen causes.

“This is why we work alongside other forces to trace stolen vehicles and disrupt the people who look to profit from this criminality.

“We also work hard to try and prevent this type of crime happening in the first place by providing advice on how motorists can avoid becoming a victim.

“I’m pleased we have been able to charge these suspects and place them before magistrates at the earliest opportunity.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they know where stolen cars or other vehicles are being stored, handled or dismantled to get in touch with police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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