Mother and son arrested as 15-year-old driver stopped by police

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | Crime | Published:

A 15-year-old was stopped in his tracks by police while driving with his mother and suspected stolen items in the car.

The suspected stolen items by the car. Photo: Staffordshire Police

The white vehicle was stopped on Barnard Way in Cannock by Staffordshire Police.

Police arrested two people from Willenhall, a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of theft and driving a vehicle without a licence or insurance and a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of theft.

Officers tweeted saying: “The 15-year-old driver is now under arrest along with his passenger – who just so happens to be his mother – on suspicion of theft in the Cannock area. Both will be arriving at Staffordshire Police Custody very soon.”

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Officers have arrested two people after they stopped a vehicle on Barnard Way, Cannock, at around 1.30pm yesterday.

“A number of suspected stolen items were also recovered from the vehicle.

“A 32-year-old woman from Willenhall was arrested on suspicion of theft and a 15-year-old boy, also from Willenhall, was arrested on suspicion of theft and driving a vehicle without a licence or insurance.

“Both remain in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.”


Meanwhile, the same officers caught a driver travelling at 104mph in Staffordshire within hours of the other offence.

The driver was speeding on the A38 when the tactical support team’s camera clocked them.

The officers tweeted saying: “Another day another road and another driver who thinks that the A38 through Staffordshire is a race track. A court appearance is imminent.”

And just the day before the same tactical support team stopped 37 speeding drivers in Staffordshire, the worst driver was caught travelling at 109mph.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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