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Four arrested in early morning raids after tractor thefts totalling £100,000

Detectives and officers from Staffordshire Police executed a number of warrants and arrested four men in connection with a number of tractors that were stolen earlier this year.

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The warrants were executed at three addresses in Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Walsall on February 28 following an investigation after six tractors worth over £100,000 were taken from Yoxall in East Staffordshire between 4pm on Friday, January 18 and midday on Sunday. January 20.

 

Following a search at a farm near Stapleton in Leicestershire, two types of plant equipment, believed to have been stolen from Coven in 2017, and a trailer believed to have been stolen from Nottinghamshire in 2013, were seized.

 

Colleagues from Leicestershire Police also attended to assist officers.


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A 36-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of burglary, a 22-year-old man from Walsall and a 44-year-old man from Warwickshire were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and a 32-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

 

They have since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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