Men arrested after stealing tractor and driving it near Xscape Castleford

Police have made arrests after three men went on a joyride on a suspected stolen tractor.

By Joe Cooper
Sunday, 16th June 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 4:35 pm
Police caught three men near Xscape in Castleford after they abandoned the stolen tractor (Photo: West Yorkshire Police - Wildlife and Rural Crime).
Police caught three men near Xscape in Castleford after they abandoned the stolen tractor (Photo: West Yorkshire Police - Wildlife and Rural Crime).

The vehicle was stolen from North Yorkshire on Saturday night.

Three men then drove it over the border into West Yorkshire and could be seen driving through the streets around the Xscape complex in Glasshoughton, Castleford.

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Footage posted online shows a police car following behind at a moderate pace.

The thieves then abandoned the tractor and ran off, but were caught by officers on foot.

It happened at around 10.30pm.

West Yorkshire Police's Rural and Wildlife Crime Unit said on Twitter that it was 'a top effort by officers from Patrol Team 5 at Wakefield'.

He was hit at 1.20am on Colorado Way, outside Xscape.

West Yorkshire Police said his injuries were serious but not life threatening.