Stolen tractors worth £100,000 recovered by police

Police have recovered six tractors worth £100,000 stolen from a farm at Yoxall, East Staffordshire.

Thieves forced their way into an outbuilding and took six vintage tractors sometime between 4pm on Friday 18 January and midday on Sunday 20 January.

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It is believed that a low loader was used to transport the vehicles.

Cross-border work led by Staffordshire Police has now led to the recovery of the six machines in north Warwickshire.

Describing the find as a “superb” result, Staffordshire Police said locating the machines was the direct result of public support and posts being shared on social media.

The stolen tractors:

  • A green John Deere 4650 tractor with a cab. Manufactured in the late 1990s.
  • A red Massey Ferguson 230 tractor, manufactured in about 1980.
  • A Massey Ferguson telehandler.
  • A red Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, in pristine condition, with original tyres, manufactured in about 1980
  • A red Massey Ferguson 342 tractor with a cab, in pristine condition with original tyres.
  • A red Porsche diesel tractor, manufactured in about 1970.

Police said: “Enquiries are continuing, one person has been interviewed and we will do our best to update [you] about any results.”

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