Three arrested after police pursuit of stolen tractor

Police have arrested three people over the theft of a tractor over the weekend.

The New Holland 7840 tractor and rotavator was stolen from a farm in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, on Saturday evening (15 June).

Stolen New Holland tractor

© North Yorkshire Police

But following a police pursuit, three individuals were caught about 14 miles away in the Castleford area, North Yorkshire Police said.

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The operation saw officers from the neighbouring police force, West Yorkshire Police, and the Wakefield District Patrol Team, detain the suspects “following a brief chase”.

The tractor was later returned to the farmer.

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