Fuel thief arrested after assaulting police officer in Great Yarmouth

Police arrested the man who attempted to flee. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police arrested the man who attempted to flee. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Police in Great Yarmouth have arrested a man suspected of fuel and oil theft after he assaulted an officer.

The vehicle linked with the thefts was located by police and the driver was found nearby, however, the man attempted to flee after assaulting an officer.

Police were eventually able to make an arrest and the vehicle and stolen fuel were recovered.