Charge after van stolen

A 31-year-old man has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking – after a van was stolen in Rowsley.

The vehicle’s owner was loading tree cuttings in to the back of the van, near to the Grouse and Claret, when someone leapt in to the drivers seat and drove off up the A6.

It was later reported driving erratically on the A623 at around 10.30am on Friday.

Police followed the van and arrested a man, from Sheffield, on Langer Lane in Wingerworth.