Four arrests made after car stolen in Houghton

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A REPORT of a car driving erratically led to the arrest of four people on suspicion of stealing a car.

Between 6am and 8am on Friday, a red Mitsubishi Mirage was stolen while parked outside of an address in Chester Street in the Grasswell area.

Around 8.38am that morning officers received a report of the car being driven erratically in the Leybourne Grove area.

Police attended and arrested a 48-year-old woman and three men, aged 20, 25 and 43, on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

All four have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident, anyone with information is asked to call 101 extension 69191 quoting reference 209 15/05/15 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.