BMW taken during burglary is crashed
AN abandoned car that was taken during a burglary was found by police following a collision.
The black BMW was discovered by police in Derby at 5.30am on Christmas Eve.
It had hit a lamppost in Mansfield Road, close to the Bridge Inn.
A police spokesman said officers came across the vehicle "which had the driver's door open and the engine still running".
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The BMW was taken from outside a house in Trent Lane, Kings Newton, on Saturday afternoon.
A police spokesman said: "The owner was upstairs at his property at 2.15pm when he heard a bang.
"He looked outside to see his car being driven away at speed.
"When he went downstairs, he saw that the burglar had forced open a window to get into the property and take the keys to the car."
Anyone who can help police should call 101.