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Shotgun and four stolen vehicles recovered in Rushcliffe

Four stolen vehicles and a shotgun were recovered by police investigating thefts in a rural area of Rushcliffe.

Road Crime team officers attended an address in Flintham Lane, Screverton, at around 1.40 pm yesterday after a trailer, reported missing from Costock, was spotted in a field by a police drone.

Further searches by the Tactical Support Group revealed three additional stolen vehicles in and around the area – two road rollers reported missing from Lincolnshire and a van taken from Yorkshire.

Officers also recovered a shotgun, ammunition, and power tools worth around £5,000.

The vehicles will be examined before being handed back to their owners.

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Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Rob Lawton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Crime in our rural communities has a significant impact for those who live, work and visit these areas. We remain focussed on working closely with our communities and partners to identify offenders and reduce rural crime.

“This was an excellent example of officers from across the force coming together and showing determination which resulted in us uncovering far more than the stolen trailer they had set out to recover.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 333 of 18 October 2022.

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