Distraught farmer offers £10,000 reward to find stolen tractor

A farmer is offering a £10,000 reward to anyone who helps police find his stolen tractor.

The £45,000 John Deere 7530, with registration AU11 DVX, was taken from a farmyard in Wells Wondy Lane in Gayton, west Norfolk.

Thieves loaded the vehicle onto a flatbed lorry sometime between 12pm on Friday 12 February and 3pm on Monday 15 February.

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Farmer Ian Mason believes an organised gang could be responsible for stealing the tractor.

He told ITV News he was desperate to get the tractor back because it was ideal for heavy cultivation work.

“I’m hoping this will highlight the problem of how many tractors are going missing and what can be done to stop it,” said Mr Mason.

“If I got my tractor back I would be delighted. And if, in the meantime, the people who [stole it] were caught, I would be even more delighted.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Glen Barnes at Hunstanton Police Statiom on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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