Machinery theft probe

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Police are investigating the theft of a quadbike from a farm near North Frodingham.

Overnight on Monday 8 July a Green Yamaha 4 x 4 Grizzly 300 quad bike was stolen from a secure outbuilding on a farm on the outskirts of North Frodingham.

It is suspected that the thieves came through neighboring farmland to gain access to the outbuilding which is located on the perimeter of the main farm buildings.

A police spokeswoman said: “Access to the farm is in a rural setting accessible via a long drive with locked gates. The road that leads to the farm is also fitted with an alarm sensor which activates if a vehicle drives by.

“Thieves cut through the bolt that the combination lock is on and enteed the outbuilding. They removed the quad bike and carefully replaced the lock to make it appear intact. If you have seen this vehicle or witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the times mentioned please contact the police and quote crime reference 1985143.”

Police are also investigating the theft a lawn mower, from Nafferton Recreation Club, in an unrelated incident.

The incident happened overnight from 8.45pm on Wednesday 17 July.

Two padlocks were removed from the door of a pavilion which is used to store machinery.

The suspects are believed to have put one lawnmower into a wheelbarrow and push it around ten yards before abandoning it.

They then went back to the pavilion and stole a hand-push lawnmower.

The police spokeswoman said: “The recreational club is situated on open land at the back of a residential area in Nafferton. The pavilion houses a prefabricated building used by the club with a room used for storing machinery. If you saw or heard anything suspicious in relation to this theft please contact the police and quote crime reference 1986915.”

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