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Two arrested on suspicion of theft of vehicle and abstracting electricity after Rushcliffe police execute search warrant at East Bridgford farm

Two people have been arrested after a search warrant was executed at a farm today.

Local intelligence led officers to the farm in East Bridgford, following reports of a stolen car yesterday (Thursday).

On searching, police seized a vehicle.

Farm warrant. (46250689)
Farm warrant. (46250689)

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and abstracting electricity. Both remain in police custody for questioning.

Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry said: "There has been an ongoing problem with overnight thefts in and around the rural villages across Rushcliffe.

"This morning officers executed a warrant to search for stolen property. They worked closely with Western Power following a report that electricity was being abstracted and the environmental agency to ensure the property is safe.

"We would continue you to encourage reporting of suspicious looking vehicles including registration details and consider the security any off road vehicles when parked overnight.

"Local residents will also see us out and about patrolling across the area and acting on any information we receive. Again, we would urge you to contact us. We need your help in reporting your concerns as soon as you spot them.

"If you see anything suspicious in your area please call report this immediately by calling our control room on 101."

The warrant follows local residents reporting suspicious activity in the area. The policing work is part of Op Sahara which aims to crack down on criminals who commit crimes in rural areas and steal off-road vehicles from outbuildings, farms and businesses.

The operation was launched in December 2020 and is led by Nottinghamshire Police officers. It has already produced some fantastic results.

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