Grand Theft Auto With A Caravan Attached
Police give chase to a tow car and caravan
Monday, 08, Apr 2019 12:07
We all know that caravans are a target for would be thieves and vandals. What you may not expect is for someone to try and pinch a towcar, swap the plates over and then have a police chase with a caravan attached. Some people really do not care for the rules of the road.
A would be caravan thief from Walsall started a full on police chase on the M6 while towing a caravan and has subsequently been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Local motorway police officers were notified of a Mitsubishi L200 pick up truck that was towing, what appeared to be, an Elddis (unsure of model) single axle caravan, both of which had been reported as stolen.
It was also made apparent that both the caravan and pick up had false plates attached. The alert came as the truck was travelling on the A34 northbound towards Trentham.
Police gave chase after Steven Beeson, the gentleman who has just been sentenced, refused to stop for officers and then almost had a collision with a lorry at the entrance to junction 15 on the M6.
Once he was off the motorway Beeson decided to try an evade police and drove like a maniac until he was stopped at Hilton Park services near Junction 11.
Following a trial Steven Beeson pleaded to both driving while disqualified and the theft of the Elddis caravan.
PC Andrew Sigley said: "Beeson demonstrated some very dangerous driving and was lucky he did not cause a collision with another motorist. The excellent work by our pursuit team meant we were able to bring this reckless behaviour to a safe end."
To watch a video of the chase Click here.