Eight months jail and driving ban for tractor thief from Wisbech who led police on 10mph Norfolk/Cambridgeshire car chase

16:01 15 February 2016

The abandoned tractor in Wisbech

The abandoned tractor in Wisbech

Archant

A tractor thief who led police on a 10 mile per hour chase across the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border was jailed this morning.

Tractor crash De Havilland Road, Wisbech; photo by Ken ThomasTractor crash De Havilland Road, Wisbech; photo by Ken Thomas

Nathan Lovell, of Trinity Road, Wisbech, admitted aggravated vehicle-taking, dangerous driving, failing to stop and use of a motor vehicle without third-party insurance.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison at Norwich Crown Court and was banned from driving for two years and four months.

The 25-year-old will have to take a driving test before he’s allowed back on the roads.

The tractor was taken from a farm in Tilney St Lawrence at around 8pm on Saturday January 16.

Tractor crash De Havilland Road, Wisbech; photo by Louise ThrowerTractor crash De Havilland Road, Wisbech; photo by Louise Thrower

It ended up in a dead end in Oakroyd Crescent at the bottom of De Havilland Road, Wisbech.

At least six cars and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service were involved in the chase.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:00
John McIntosh with welfare officer Alan Hay

A blind Second World War veteran from Wisbech has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Fri, 13:56
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

Fri, 11:13
Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

A former Fen man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself did not have a firearms certificate.

Fri, 15:25
Peter Bryant who is taking part in Ride to the Somme

An Elm man who regularly fundraises for Help for Heroes has added more than £1,000 to his total.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up