Dagenham and Newham men arrested after Covid tests stolen from lorry
- Credit: Essex Police
Men from Dagenham and Newham have been arrested after boxes of rapid Covid tests were stolen from a lorry.
Police have retrieved the lateral flow tests, which were destined for secondary schools across the country, after they were stolen from a lorry at Harlow Business Park in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday, March 2).
Three men - a 37-year-old from Dagenham, a 27-year-old from Newham and a 31-year-old from Canvey Island in Essex - are in custody on suspicion of theft.
The man from Dagenham was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
Chief Supt Stuart Hooper said: “Our colleagues in the NHS, and dedicated volunteers across the country, are working tirelessly to stop the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
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“I’m thrilled that we were able to recover the lateral flow tests so that those in need are able to keep themselves and others safe at this difficult time.”
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