Stolen Hassocks pet centre vehicle involved in police pursuit in Hove

A vehicle which was stolen from a pet centre in Hassocks was involved in a police pursuit in Hove, police said.

The Land Rover Freelander was stolen from Hassocks Pet Centre in Keymer Road on Christmas Eve, leaving its owner Steve Edgington devastated.

Steve Edgington next to his Land Rover Freelander which was stolen on Christmas Eve

Steve Edgington next to his Land Rover Freelander which was stolen on Christmas Eve

Read our story here: Hassocks pet centre owner devastated after ‘precious’ car stolen on Christmas Eve

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed today that a 26-year-old Hastings man had been arrested and charged following the police pursuit on Sunday (January 13).

They said: “A man has been arrested and charged following a police pursuit in Hove. Officers pursued a vehicle along West Way, Hove, before it collided into the wall of the Grenadier Pub in Hangleton Way. A man fled from the vehicle.

“The vehicle had been stolen from Keymer Road, Hassocks on Monday, December 24. The owner of the car has been informed that the vehicle has been recovered.

The stolen vehicle hit The Grenadier pub in Hove on Sunday (January 13). Picture: Google Street View

The stolen vehicle hit The Grenadier pub in Hove on Sunday (January 13). Picture: Google Street View

“Tony Cooper, 26, of Quantock Gardens, Hastings, was charged with aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

“He was remanded in custody to next appear at Lewes Crown Court on February 12.”

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