Man charged after delivery van goes missing in Runcorn

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A 41-year-old man has been charged following the recovery of a delivery van in Runcorn.

Stephen Murphy was arrested in Oak Drive in the Grange area of the town at around 9pm on Tuesday 19 January.

He has subsequently been charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and theft from a motor vehicle.

The charges relate to a delivery van and parcels it contained.

The van was reported missing from Achilles Court in the Castlefields area of Runcorn shortly before 12 noon on Tuesday 19 January.

The vehicle was found in Oak Drive that night.

Murphy, of Oak Drive, has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 21 January, via a video link.

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