Residents help police catch thief

Ryan Gorman

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SUNDERLAND Point residents helped police catch a car thief who is now behind bars.

Ryan Gorman, 22, and an 18-year-old passenger, were arrested after dumping a vehicle and hiding in a bush.

Gorman and his passenger had taken a blue Ford Transit van from a property on Greenhalgh Lane, Greenhalgh, overnight on August 11.

At around 8am the van was sighted by officers in Morecambe, but it failed to stop and a police chase took place.

Gorman and his passenger then abandoned the vehicle at Sunderland Point and fled on foot through a coppice.

A dog walker pointed police in the direction that the pair had gone and a number of residents then assisted officers by putting up an unofficial cordon around a field, forcing the men to head to the end of the point.

See the Lancaster Guardian (18-08-11) for full story.