Suspected thief stopped by stinger after Wolverhampton police chase

By James Vukmirovic | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A suspected thief is in custody after a car chase ended with a stinger being used in Wolverhampton.

The car was halted by a stinger. Photo: CMPG

The man is suspected to have committed a theft in Penkridge on Friday evening before attempting to escape officers from the Staffordshire Police Response team in a Volkswagen Golf.

After being spotted heading into Wolverhampton, the Golf was pursued by officers from the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) until a stinger was deployed to halt his progress.

The man was arrested and remained in custody on Saturday.

A CMPG officer said on Twitter that the car was untaxed and uninsured and that the driver was disqualified from driving.

"Vehicle was spotted and pursued into Wolves by CMPG, stung and tactical contact was used to bring the pursuit to a safe stop," they added.

Staffordshire Police Response said: "Driver thought he would commit crime in Penkridge. 20mins later, following info from the public and a pursuit, the use of stinger brought it to a safe conclusion and he is now in custody.

"Thanks to the Central Motorway Policing Group and Staffordshire Police Dogs and Armed Response Vehicle."

Staffordshire Police has been contacted for further details.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at

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