Police recover £150,000 worth of assets from Braybrooke site

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Northamptonshire Police’s Rural Crime Team have recovered £150,000 worth of assets from an area of land in Braybrooke Road, Desborough.

On Friday, January 7, 2022, a cross-border operation saw officers from our Rural Crime Team join forces with Leicestershire Police’s Rural Crime Team to attend the area as a result of information received that £90,000 worth of plant machinery had been fraudulently hired in Leicestershire and was being used on the site.

Upon arrival, both pieces of plant machinery were recovered and whilst it was being retrieved, PC Hutch Hutchings carried out checks on the site and identified three caravans as being stolen, with a total value of about £60,000.

PC Hutchings contacted one of the victims of the stolen caravans and due to the circumstances of the theft, the insurance company had refused to pay out.

The victim was therefore overjoyed as he had saved for years to purchase the caravan and had only had it a few months before its theft.

Sergeant Andy Maher from Northamptonshire Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “This was an extremely successful operation and I am pleased that not only was the plant machinery recovered, but three stolen caravans were also discovered too. They will now be returned to their rightful owners.

“It was great to execute this operation in partnership with our colleagues in Leicestershire and I hope it sends a message to criminals – it doesn’t matter where you commit your crimes because we will work together to thwart you.”