Passer-by injured trying to stop stolen van

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A HAVE-a-go-hero has been injured after he was thrown from a stolen van which he was trying to stop.

The victim was among a group who helped the owner chase after a Mercedes Sprinter after it had been stolen in Bentley, Doncaster.

When the thief had to slow down in traffic a 29-year-old man managed to catch up to the van and opened the passenger door. However, he was thrown from the vehicle and sustained minor wrists injuries, police said.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.

The incident happened at the junction of Jossey Lane and Cooke Street at around 12.45pm on Wednesday.

Witnesses should call police on 0114 220 2020 quoting incident number 449 of March 30.