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South Yorkshire officers stop lorry after police chase into West Yorkshire

South Yorkshire officers helped stop a lorry after a police chase which ended in West Yorkshire.

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They started to follow the 7.5 tonne lorry in the early hours of this morning, suspecting that those inside may have been involved in a number of thefts from curtain-sided HGVs. 

A lorry stopped after a police chase involving officers from South Yorkshire

A lorry stopped after a police chase involving officers from South Yorkshire

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Officers first spotted the lorry at Junction 31 of the M1, near Aston, heading north.
A police pursuit, involving cars and a police helicopter, was mounted and the lorry came to a stop in Beeston, Leeds.

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Three arrests were made.

South Yorkshire Police said officers found ‘a large amount of electrical equipment’  in the back of the lorry.