The Thames Valley Police (TVP) rural crime team has seized stolen machinery worth an estimated £110,000.

The force said PC Kime and Special Sgt Hill seized the machinery, including a generator stolen from TVP, a stolen generator from Salisbury, a HAMM Roller and a suspected stolen trailer.

The items were retrieved after the team collaborated with theft recovery company CanTrack in West London.

Northern Irish thefts

Earlier this month, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) started investigating the theft of a quad and trailer from an outbuilding on the Clabby Road, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.

The PSNI believes the theft of a silver Mazda CX5 car is connected with the theft of the quad and trailer on the Clabby Road.

The car was reported stolen before 7:40a.m on Wednesday (November 8) from outside a house at the Killyliss Road area of Fintona.

PSNI Sgt Sproule said: “Officers later received a report shortly after 5:30p.m that the stolen car had been abandoned in a field in the Brookeborough area. Extensive damage had been caused to it.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries we believe that the stolen car was involved in a second burglary in the Fivemiletown area during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“During this report a quad and trailer were stolen from an outbuilding at an address on the Clabby Road. Damage was also caused to a gate.”

Sproule said enquiries are continuing into both of these reports.

“Police would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in both the Killylass Road and Clabby Road areas during the early hours of Wednesday, November 8 to contact officers on 101 quoting 912 08/11/23 and 190 08/11/23,” he said.