FENLAND: Family tell of chasing two men off their property, hours before Wisbech police pursuit

A FARMING family have told how they chased two men off their property last night after a burglary, hours before a police pursuit in Wisbech. Liz Marshall, co-owner of Mount Pleasant Farm, Pymoor, said her husband Glenn had gone to shut up his flock of duc

A FARMING family have told how they chased two men off their property last night after a burglary, hours before a police pursuit in Wisbech.

Liz Marshall, co-owner of Mount Pleasant Farm, Pymoor, said her husband Glenn had gone to shut up his flock of ducks for the evening, shortly after midnight, when he heard voices and the sound of footsteps across the field.

Two men had been disturbed and made off in a getaway vehicle. They were pursued by Mr Marshall and his brother Ross, while police were called.

Mrs Marshall said: "I expect my husband will be up every night to see if they come back."


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Later, police in the Wisbech area attempted to pull over a car suspected to have been used in the burglary, but it failed to stop.

A brief pursuit followed, also involving the police helicopter and the dog unit, before the car stopped in Kirkham's Lane, Elm. Both occupants got out.

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A 17-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were arrested and taken to Wisbech police station, where they are still in custody.

Two generations of the Marshall family live at Mount Pleasant Farm, in Main Street, which provides their livelihood, but has often proved a target for burglars.

More than 300 ducks were killed by intruders when Mount Pleasant Farm was broken into last year.

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