Police dog finds suspect hiding in hedge in Queniborough

A man who tried to evade officers was arrested after a Leicestershire Police dog found him hiding in a hedge.

The incident happened on Thursday 27 June after a report that a white Volkswagen Golf had left the road and come to rest in a ditch in Ridgemere Lane, Queniborough.

The occupants then tried to set the vehicle on fire before abandoning it and leaving the scene.

Officers were deployed with a dog handler and three men aged 25, 22 and 21 were arrested at the scene.

A subsequent search then found a fourth man – aged 22 – hiding in a hedge nearby. All four were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

The man found hiding in the hedge remains in custody, as do the 25 and 21-year-olds.
The other 22-year-old man has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw a white Volkswagen Golf in the area prior to it occurring, is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101.