Three men sent to trial over theft of black car

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THREE men arrested after a stolen car crashed near the Hindhead Tunnel have appeared in court.

Jordan Stanley, 18, of no fixed abode, Bradley Nelson, 18, of Langstone Walk, Fareham, and Bradley Thomas, 18, of Hilsea Crescent, Portsmouth, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.

Nelson and Thomas face charges of aggravated vehicle taking and making off without payment.

Stanley stands charged with aggravated vehicle taking, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle other than in accordance with licence, using a motor vehicle without insurance and making off without payment.

The three deny the charges and were sent for trial at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, October 9.

The crash happened on Sunday on 9pm on the A3 and caused the Hindhead Tunnel to close. The black Vauxhall Corsa was being chased by Hampshire Constabulary when it crashed. The three men suffered minor injuries.