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Police have recovered machinery stolen from a business in Colwick during a raid on a farm

The lifting machinery was in the back of a van taken from a compound on Tuesday night.

The machinery was discovered when police teams executed a warrant at a farm in East Bridgford.

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of a theft of a motor vehicle and abstracting electricity and stealing the lifting equipment.

Detectives are continuing to work hard to trace the stolen van.

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The man and woman arrested in connection with the Colwick theft have since been released under investigation.

Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Team inspector Chris Pearson said: “I’m really pleased as a result of some great police work two suspects have been arrested and property stolen from the Gedling borough has now been recovered.

“We take vehicle thefts seriously and will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice. We’re also urging people to be vigilant and take steps to help prevent themselves becoming a victim of vehicle crime, including considering the security of vehicles when parked overnight. “

Only last night we received a report of a van being stolen from an address between 6pm and 10pm yesterday which remains under investigation.

“Our crime prevention advice includes making sure all doors to vehicles are locked and windows are closed while your vehicle is left unattended, however briefly.

“Always remove the ignition keys, never leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running and always keep your vehicle keys in a safe place, out of sight and away from windows and doors.

“We are also urging members of the public to be extra vigilant and if they see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

If you have any information about the theft please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 793 of 15 April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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