A SUSPECTED stolen van was found abandoned in Netherton.

Officers from Brierley Hill police station pursued the van on Saturday (May 16) before it was found dumped on Stanhope Street.

The van is believed to have been stolen in West Bromwich and suspected to have been involved in a number of recent thefts, PC Jamie Follows said.

The offender managed to flee, but police recovered the van for forensic tests.