Man crashed stolen tractor into house in Eastwood

The incident happened at around 2.25am on Tuesday, September 8, in Princes Street, Eastwood. The tractor crashed into a wall and a lampost and then drove off. Liam Gambino, 32, witnessed the crash and also helped detain a suspect after he tried to flee the scene.

He said: “I heard what I thought at first was a truck speeding down the road, it’s only a narrow one-way street in between houses. Tractor crashed into a wall close to a property and damaged a lamppost. Photo by Liam Gambino.

“Tyres screeched and there was a mighty crash that shook the house. “I ran outdoors, where neighbours joined me. A girl up the road came down and called the police.

“My first reaction was to make sure everyone was okay, including an older gentleman who was in shock at his back door. He was advised to step back into his premises to avoid injury. “The police arrived, started talking to residents, but then turned to me and my brother asking what we saw.

They said that as I was only one to see it they needed a statement. “A few minutes later a guy walked down the alleyway towards us, and I recognised him as the alleged driver but needed to make sure it was him. “A female officer came over and asked for me and my brother’s details and asked the other man if he had seen anything.

“At first he said no but I told the officer three times I thought he was the offender and she took out her cuffs.” The suspect ran off but officers caught up with him and arrested him at the scene. A spokesman from Nottinghamshire Police said: “A man has been bailed after a stolen tractor crashed into a wall in the early hours of Tuesday, September 8 .

“The tractor was taken from a nearby farm and driven to Princes Street, Eastwood at around 2.24am. “A witness saw the tractor collided with a wall close to a property, completely destroying it, in addition to damaging a nearbylamppost. “Following this, the driver attempted to drive off.

“Officers arrived on the scene within ten minutes and arrested a man on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking. “He has since been released on bail.” A message from the Editor:

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