Traffic police pull car on M6 after string of shop thefts

-Credit: (Image: CMPG)
-Credit: (Image: CMPG)

Two people were arrested after a string of baby formula shop thefts. Traffic police swooped to stop a car on the M6 yesterday.

The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said they stopped a Ford car on the southbound carriageway. A number of items were recovered, including Aptamil Baby Milk and washing products.

It followed several shop thefts in the Stoke area, police said. Police said the driver also allegedly had no insurance. Police inquiries are ongoing.

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Taking to X, formerly Twitter, CMPG posted: "This car & occupants have been responsible for several shop thefts today in @StaffsPolice @stokenorthLPT @StokeSouthLPT. We stopped it on the M6 Southbound, arresting 2 and seizing the below items. The driver also had no insurance @DriveInsured #seized #OpLightning C-Unit."

The motorway cops - forming officers from West Midlands Police and Staffordshire Police - are responsible for stopping crime on the region's roads and make them safer. They police the M5, M6, M6 Toll, M54, the Aston Expressway, the M42 and the A500. It has 178 officers and is based in Perry Barr, with operations managed from the Highways England regional control centre in Quinton.

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