A BRADFORD man has been arrested following a quad like theft in North Yorkshire.

Police were called to a report of a theft of a quad bike in progress at a farm in Clapham, near Ingleton, at 3am on Thursday, September 20.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Officers responded to the call immediately, and located a man in a silver VW Passat in suspicious circumstances nearby.

"He made off from police, but officers found the vehicle crashed into a wall and abandoned a short time later.

"The area was cordoned off, and officers and a police dog began a search of the area in darkness.

"At about 4.30am, a 23-year-old man, from Bradford, was located under a table in a garden nearby a police dog.

The man was arrested on suspicion of the theft of the car, the theft of the quad bike and going equipped for theft.

At 7am, a local farmer found the stolen quad bike, a red Honda 500cc, along with another quad, also suspected stolen, dumped in his field and contacted the police. Both were recovered, and will be forensically examined before being returned to their owners.