FENLAND: Police hunt metal thieves who abandoned stolen van near Lynn

A VEHICLE used in a metal theft from near Kings Lynn has been found abandoned in a Fenland village. Police from the Operation Radar team are looking for witnesses to a burglary which took place in the early hours of Monday 23 March 2009. At approximately

A VEHICLE used in a metal theft from near Kings Lynn has been found abandoned in a Fenland village.

Police from the Operation Radar team are looking for witnesses to a burglary which took place in the early hours of Monday 23 March 2009.

At approximately 3am, a maroon coloured LDV minibus with the index number of R673 SJM is believed to have been stolen from Peter Bacon Metal Recycling at Innsifree Industrial Park in Bawsey, Kings Lynn.

It is believed the vehicle may then have driven along the A148 to join the A47 at Hardwick and then onto the A17.


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It was finally abandoned at Terrington St Clements on the A17 close to the African Violet Centre.

DC Andy Brown, Operation Radar, commenting on the theft said: "We want to hear from anyone who witnessed a vehicle fitting the description moving slowly along the roads mentioned.

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"We believe that it would have been very distinctive as it was carrying approximately 5 tonnes of stolen metals and the rear of the vehicle would have been dragging along the ground."

If anyone saw this vehicle or has any further information they can call DC BROWN at Dereham Police Station on 0845 456 4567. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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