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A stolen trailer has been recovered and reunited with its rightful owner following joint work between the Rural Crime Team and two members of the public.
On September 29 this year, a trailer was stolen from an address in Finedon.
A couple of days previously, two separate members of the public in Grendon and Great Doddington had reported a suspicious 4x4 vehicle driving around.
The Rural Crime Team quickly took action and ascertained that this vehicle was on cloned plates.
ANPR markers were put on it which led to a stop by the Road Crime Team on Thursday, October 6, which resulted in the occupants decamping. Enquiries are progressing to identify them.
The area in Wellingborough where it stopped was searched and two suspected stolen vans and three suspected stolen trailers were found. One of them was the trailer that had been stolen from Finedon which was reunited shortly afterwards with the very grateful rightful owner.
Rural Crime Team Sergeant Abbey Anstead, said: “This incident highlights that even the smallest piece of information from the public can yield great results for the police and rural communities.
“I am pleased that we managed to recover this stolen property and reunite one of the trailers with the rightful owner.
“We are really passionate about tackling rural crime and I hope the quick action taken in this case demonstrates that fact.”