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Witness appeal following Whitley burglary


4:24pm 2nd February 2012

Police are appealing for information following the theft of plant and agricultural machinery in the Selby area.

They were taken at approximately 9.15pm on Wednesday 1st February 2012, from a farm building on Doncaster Road in Whitley, near Selby.

The thieves stole a yellow JCB forklift, registration number YC10FDV, and a blue New Holland tractor, YX10FUF. The tractor was towing a trailer loaded with fifteen 600kg bags of fertiliser, valued at around £4,000. They also took a child’s quad bike, a diesel pump and a Stihl saw.

PC Ben Astin, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“I need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the theft or can help to recover any of the stolen property. I ask them to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who knows the current location of either of the vehicles or the fertiliser. Or may have seen any item matching their descriptions in unusual circumstances."

Anyone who can help the police with this investigation is asked to contact Selby police station on 101. Press option 2 and ask for Ben Astin.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120016949.

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