Police recover goods stolen in Richmond at Darlington travellers’ site

One of the items recovered from the travellers' site.

Police have recovered stolen property at a travellers’ site which was taken during burglaries at two properties in Richmond and Northallerton.

The stolen goods were found at Honeypot Lane travellers site in Darlington on Monday by North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, who were assisted by other colleagues from North Yorkshire and Durham Constabulary.

The goods were recovered after police acted on information received from concerned members of the public.

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The items are estimated to be worth between £60,000 and £100,000.

Items recovered included various tractor parts, wheels, trailers and galvanized fencing.

A trailer recovered in the raid.

Inspector Jon Grainge, from North Yorkshire Police Rural Taskforce, said: “We will always follow up on information regarding crime, however small, and will work over our borders, with our neighbouring forces, to disrupt offenders and retrieve stolen property.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the results, and that we’ve been able to return all the property to the rightful owners. It’s a fantastic achievement.”

No arrests have been made in connection with the burglaries.

Police are asking anyone who may have information which could lead to identifying the criminals involved in the burglaries to call 101.