Pair arrested over theft

two men were arrested in dramatic fashion on the A6 on Monday, July 25 on suspicion of stealing a mini-digger

Officers were called at 6.30pm by the owner of a mini-digger in Ashbourne who said a group of men had loaded it onto a trailer and towed it away using a white van.

Police searched the area and found the van driving through Cromford towards Matlock.

Stingers were deployed across the A6 just north of Bakewell, puncturing the van’s tyres. It stopped near Taddington and officers arrested two men in the van on suspicion of theft.

They are aged 31 and 32 and remain in custody. Police are investigating whether the van is stolen.

Anyone with information should call 0345 123 33 33.