Man arrested after drone is used to recover stolen farm equipment in Somerset

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Police have launched an investigation after stolen farm equipment was recovered overnight using a drone to help with the search.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police were initially called to reports of a curtain sided lorry loading what was suspected to be a stolen tractor in a lane near Tintinhull, South Somerset at around 8.30pm yesterday, 20 October.

 The lorry was later found heading into Wiltshire on the A303 and a John Deere tractor stolen from Puckington, near Ilminster was found inside.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of theft.

The force’s drone unit was then deployed to conduct a search for a another suspected stolen item.

A high value Manitou Telehandler was located hidden within a large hedge and has now been safety returned to its owner.

This is a fantastic example of how the use of technology, in combination with intelligence provided to us by the local community, can help us respond to suspected crimes in progress.

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