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Man arrested after six HGVs slashed in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire Police have arrested a man after six HGVs were slashed in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

In the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 25th January), proactive officers spotted an Audi A3 which was parked in a layby at junction 16 of the A500.

They were parked behind a number of HGVs and six of them had been slashed before they arrived.

After they spotted officers, four men inside the Audi ran away in separate directions.

Police caught up with one of them and searched him at the scene, finding a bag of white powder which we believe to be class B drugs.

The Audi was also checked and was using cloned plates. Inside the car were a number of items, including power tools and an angle grinder.

A 40-year-old man, from West Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, going equipped for theft, possessing a class B drug and vehicle interference.

He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

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