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.
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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.

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

"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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