Thief Tries to Outrun Police in Stolen Tractor

By Gary Cutlack on at

A criminal who attempted to steal a tractor overnight in Lincolnshire is currently in custody, thanks to local police obviously winning the low-speed chase that took place between tractor and police car. If it got away they'd never live it down.

Local officer superintendent Paul Timmins said he engaged in the "pursuit of a tractor" at around 11:30pm last night, a chase that ended when his colleagues deployed a roadblock to cut off the machine's escape route; as the usual technique of deploying a stinger across the road to take out the vehicle's tyres and bring it to a halt wouldn't have worked, due to the chunkiness of the tractor's wheels. [Lincolnshire Reporter]