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Excavator stolen in England in March turns up in Newry

Property just five days old when taken

Police are trying to find out how an excavator stolen in England ended up in the Newry area.

The PSNI have made an appeal for help after tracking down the owner in England.

It has transpired that the excavator was stolen around March 23 past.

It was only five days old when taken.

It was recovered by police in the Edenappa Road area of Newry last month.

Enquiries led to the owner being confirmed and an appeal issued. They want to find out how it made its way here.

Sgt. Michael Gilmore said: “We were pleased to be able to locate the owner in England. Our enquiries are still ongoing.

“If you noticed the vehicle en-route or saw it on the Edenappa Road please call police on the 101 number. Alternatively information about crime can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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