Burglars set fire to stolen vehicle

A car was taken from a Ripley driveway and torched in a field in Oakerthorpe while its owner slept.

The Vauxhall Safira was discovered by a member of the public as they passed Millstone Lane in Oakerthorpe at 7.30am on Thursday, October 10. The car was badly burned out and still smouldering in a field. Police arrived on the scene and traced the vehicle to a house on Argyll Road, Ripley.

The owner was unaware his car had been taken from the front of his house.

Police say burglars had entered the property overnight and taken keys from a kitchen table before driving the Vauxhall away. The force is appealing for witnesses to get in touch on 101.