Stolen tractor from Puckington found

Avon & Somerset police caught thieves red handed after using a drone to track them down. Officers were alerted by the public to a lorry in a lane in Tintinhull at 8.30 yesterday evening (20 October). A tractor appeared to be loaded up onto the lorry and the police deployed a drone to help.

The lorry was followed as it headed into Wiltshire and eventually stopped by officers. A stolen John Deere Tractor was found inside and the driver was arrested. He is being held on suspicion of theft.

The force drone unit was used to conduct a search for a second item Police believed to have been stolen at or around the same time. A high value Manitou Telehandler was located nearby. it had been hidden in a large hedge! It has now been safety returned to its owner.

Anyone with information relating to this specific incident is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0987 – 20 October.

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