Black cab stolen in London found in Northants with the aid of ANPR cameras

The driver was arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:20 pm

A black cab that was stolen in London was found near Harpole and Kislingbury.

The vehicle was spotted using ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras on the A4500 close to the roundabout for Harpole.

A number of police cars were spotted in the area at around 3.45pm on Thursday (February 6).

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The driver of the black cab was arrested.

Officers stopped the vehicle after it was spotted on ANPR cameras.

They subsequently arrested the driver on suspicion of a "number of driving offences".

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Following the activation of ANPR cameras in Northampton, officers stopped a black taxi cab, which had been reported stolen in London in January, on the A4500.

"A 32-year-old man from London was arrested in relation to a number of driving offences and has been released on police bail."