Digger thief caught after alert motorist gives high speed chase
Date of alert:
Friday, 2 September 2022
A thief arrested after a passing motorist spotted him driving off with a stolen mini-digger has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Bill Bishop, 29, was seen towing the plant equipment away from Bexwell Tractors in Downham Market behind his Range Rover on August 26 last year.
The good samaritan motorist followed him along the A1122 towards Wisbech, and then at high speed on to the A10, while contacting police.
Bishop, of Station Road in Manea, Cambridgeshire, who later attempted to dump the trailer, pleaded guilty to attempted theft and going equipped to steal after a pair of bolt cutters were found in his vehicle.