The rapid recovery of a stolen trailer less than one hour after it went missing led to officers finding a further two stolen cars and a stolen caravan on Monday evening (16th August).
With the help of their force drone unit, Leicestershire Police officers – including Roads Policing Units, armed officers, and response team officers – found the stash of stolen property in Mere Lane travellers’ site Lutterworth.
As officers secured and searched the area, a car entered the site carrying what is believed to be a number of stolen catalytic converters.
Officers returned the stolen trailer to its lawful owner.
Enquiries to trace the owners of the other stolen items are ongoing.
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said:
‘Shortly before 10 pm yesterday (Monday 16 August), police received a report that a trailer had been stolen from an address in Ullesthorpe.
‘Following a search of the area – and with assistance from a police drone – the trailer was found in Mere Lane, Lutterworth.
‘A number of catalytic converters were also recovered as a result of a further search.
‘Enquiries are continuing’.
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