Man charged with theft of police car's blue lights in Sunderland

A man has been charged in connection with the suspected disappearance of a police car’s blue lights.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 7:11 pm

The British Transport Police (BTP) investigation made national headlines following an incident last Christmas.

The lights are said to have been taken from a police car outside Sunderland’s main railway station at around 4.30am on Boxing Day.

A 28-year-old man was later arrested, released under investigation and is now charged with theft from a motor vehicle.

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The charge relates to an incident outside Sunderland's main railway station.
The charge relates to an incident outside Sunderland's main railway station.

He will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’s Court in March 2020.