Thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen from Emneth Construction yard found - just over two miles away

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen from Emneth Construction, on Lady's Drove, has been fo

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen from Emneth Construction, on Lady's Drove, has been found. - Credit: Archant

An Emneth construction company is celebrating after equipment valued at around £20,000 that was stolen from its yard has been found – a little over two miles away.

Emneth Construction was faced with a bleak start to 2017 after it was targeted by thieves overnight on Tuesday January 3, where four trailers and a six-tonne cement breaker – valued at around £6,000 – were stolen.

However, today (January 5) the company has been reunited with the equipment after a friend of the family-owned business stumbled across it whilst walking around his land just a five minute drive away at Cowlake Drove.

Linda Chilvers, company secretary, said: “Somebody my husband knows was out checking on his land when he found all the equipment – and a few other things we hadn’t realised had gone – behind a derelict bungalow.

“We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome.”


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Thieves cut through a bolt to gain entry to the company’s yard on Lady’s Drove, before stealing a cement breaker and four trailers – believed to be worth up to £3,000 each.

The break-in wasn’t caught on CCTV, as the company is in the process of having cameras fitted.

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The equipment is now being returned to the yard.

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