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Thief arrested after swapping a stolen Creswell car's plates

The stolen car.
The stolen car.

Police have arrested a man after they boxed in a stolen car which had false plates in Chesterfield.

The Fiesta was stolen in a burglary at Creswell.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit‏ stopped the car in Chesterfield yesterday.

The driver has now been arrested for burglary but was also wanted on a court warrant.

A spokesman for the unit said: "The driver tried the false plates trick but we can detect these easily."