Deere tractor and Manitou forklift stolen in farm raid

A £40,000 tractor and a £12,000 forklift have been stolen from a farm near Kirkcaldy.

Police were called to Begg Farm, Cluny, on Monday (23 April) after the theft of the high-value farm machinery, which happened between 4pm on Sunday (22 April) and 8am the following day.

The John Deere 6830 tractor has the registration number SP11 AAE. The Manitou Mani Reach Forklift is red and has the registration number SP08 BZG.

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Det Cons Ross Gribbons, investigating, of Dunfermline CID, said: “These were valuable farm vehicles which are essential for the work of the farm.

“This theft may well have happened in broad daylight and may have looked like the vehicles were being moved legitimately.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 0540 of 23 April.

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