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Stolen £5,000 digger found by police after 24-year-old man pulled over

PUBLISHED: 16:43 23 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:43 23 July 2020

A digger worth £5,000 which was stolen from a property in Mutford last month has been recovered by police officers. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary

A digger worth £5,000 which was stolen from a property in Mutford last month has been recovered by police officers. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary

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A digger worth £5,000 which was stolen from a property in Mutford last month has been recovered by police officers.

Officers from Suffolk Constabulary were able to find the stolen JCB mini-digger, after pulling over a 24-year-old man in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

On Friday, July 10, officers requested the driver of a vehicle to stop after being driven on false plates.

The vehicle was then driven through a field of crops before eventually being stopped by the police.

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The driver, a 24-year-old man, was initially arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and criminal damage.

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The arrests led to a property search at an address, where various items believed to be stolen were recovered, including power tools and the digger taken from Chapel Road in Mutford at some point after 9.20pm on Saturday, July 4 and before 8am on Sunday, July 5.

The man was further arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle while he was in custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

The man has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.


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