Two arrests after tractors stolen in Staffordshire

Two men have been arrested over the theft of two tractors in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Police were called to reports that the farm machinery was stolen from two locations in the Kingsley area on Saturday (29 February).

One of the missing tractors was found on at 11.20pm on Tuesday night (3 March) on the A53 road near Leek.

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But the investigation is ongoing and officers from Staffordshire Police are still searching for the second set of stolen machinery, a red Case tractor and green silage trailer.

Two men, a 42-year-old and a 33-year-old, both from Cheadle, Greater Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of theft and remain in custody at this time.

A force spokesperson said: “The information provided by members of the community has led to the recovery of one of the valuable vehicles.

“Anyone with information is again asked to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident number 821 of March 3, call 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Meanwhile, farmers in West Sussex are being warned to stay vigilant after £131,000 worth of GPS equipment was taken following raids on 26 tractors across four farms.

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