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Further charge in vehicle theft series and cash machine theft

July 31, 2020
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A fourth man has been charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and becomes the third man to be charged with the theft of a cash machine from Newark.

James Gillespie, 28, of Cleveland Square, Newark, was arrested yesterday (Thursday 30 July) as part of a cross border investigation into the theft of 11 vehicles from Newark and other parts of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and the West Midlands between 28 August 2019 and 19 March 2020.

The cash machine theft relates to an incident where a machine was ripped out of the McColl's store in High Street, Blyth, Worksop on 20 March 2020. It was found by police in a field next to the A17 in Newark later the same day.

John Paul Selfridge, 30, of Wright Street in Newark and Luke Anderson, 29, of Ash Road, Newark were both arrested in June and charged with the same offences.

Tyler Mayall, 22, of Byron Close, Newark, was also charged with the conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles previously.

Gillespie will now appear virtually before Nottingham Magistrates today (Friday 31 July).

Detective Inspector Stuart Temple, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "This has been a very lengthy and complex investigation spreading across a wide geographical area.

"Detectives have been working hard on this case and will now put a fourth man before the courts."

"Vehicle thefts are taken very seriously by our force as it causes disruption and heartache for those affected.

"Cash machine thefts often involve a degree of planning and numerous offences in the build-up so equally will not be tolerated.

"The investigation continues and we work to establish if anyone else was involved in these offences.”

If you have any information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident 4 of 20 March. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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