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Police Catch HGV With Stolen Machines ‘Worth Tens of Thousands of Pounds’

Published on: 7 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 9 Apr, 2020

Police in Surrey are celebrating “a great result” after finding a lorry carrying tens of thousands of pounds worth of stolen machinery.

Officers stopped a Scania HGV on the A3 at the Ripley junction about 5pm on Friday, (April 3). Their search uncovered two mini-diggers, a bobcat, two quad bikes and four motocross bikes, believed to have been stolen from properties in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was arrested and has since been released under investigation.

Officers are now working to reunite the stolen machinery with the owners.

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a fantastic effort by our Roads team. We will continue to protect the public, deny criminal use of our roads and recover people’s property.”

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