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

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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.

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