Four youths arrested after car stolen in Cheltenham


More youths have been arrested in connection with the recent issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in the Hester’s Way area of Cheltenham.

Four boys are currently in custody after they decamped from a stolen vehicle in the Hester’s Way area of Cheltenham yesterday, Thursday 12 April.

Our Force Control Room Twitter account had tweeted about a stolen red and black Mini and members of the public called in after spotting the car.

Police were also called at around 3.45pm by concerned members of the public who had sighted the vehicle driving through red lights in the area.

Officers attended but the offenders decamped on Howell Road and fled the scene. However police pursued them in a foot chase where the youths ran through people’s gardens.

The four boys, all from Cheltenham, were located and arrested yesterday afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of class B drugs.

A 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-old boys were all arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. They remain in custody at this time.

We would like to thank the members of the public for calling us so quickly as this helped lead to these arrests.

Today there is a “cocooning” event in the Hester’s Way area where Gloucestershire Constabulary is working in partnership with Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheltenham Borough Homes.

The partner agencies will be offering safeguarding advice to more than 150 properties in the area today, Friday 13 April, and listening to community concerns.