Stolen JCB telehandler returned to Coppull owner after being hidden in 'remote location' by thieves

A JCB telehandler that was stolen in the Coppull area was hidden in a "remote location" in an attempt to prevent its recovery.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 9:11 am

The telehandler was stolen from the Coppull area on Sunday morning (January 23).

The vehicle had been taken to a remote location and hidden from view in an attempt to prevent its recovery, police said.

It was recovered by officers from the South Rural Taskforce yesterday (Monday, January 24) and returned to its rightful owner.

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"Enquiries are ongoing to identify the offenders for the theft," a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

"Once again, this is an example that we will take a tenacious approach to tackling stolen plant machinery, returning it to the rightful owners, and bringing the offenders to justice."

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Thieves hid a stolen JCB telehandler in a "remote location" in an attempt to prevent its recovery (Credit: Lancashire Police)
The vehicle was returned to its owner after being located and seized by officers from the South Rural Taskforce (Credit: Lancashire Police)