Tractors worth £110,000 stolen from Scottish farms

Police Scotland is investigating the theft of two tractors worth a total of £110,000 from farms in Clydesdale.

The high-value tractors were taken between Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January.

A blue New Holland tractor, registration number SF64 AJV, was stolen from a farm near Thankerton, and a green John Deere tractor, registration number PO14 CKA, was stolen from a farm near Symington.

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Constable Elaine Marshall at Lanark said: “It appears that the tractors have been driven from the farms, across fields, to a disused sand quarry, where they have been loaded and taken away in a larger vehicle. The entrance to this quarry is off the A73 road between Thankerton and Symington.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the Thankerton or Symington area on the Friday night or early Saturday morning to call us if they saw any suspicious activity. I would also like to hear about any vehicles seen entering or leaving the old sand quarry.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 and quote reference number 2098 of January 18, 2020.

Anyone who wants to pass on any information and remain anonymous can do so through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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