Theft of dumper - 1st April 2021

On or about 1 April, during hours of darkness, my Thwaites 1 tonne dumper was stolen from my garden. The thieves cut through the barbed wire fence and drove the machine out across the fields, emerging onto the road by cutting through a padlocked chain securing a field gate. It might be coincidence, but some 3 weeks previously three men were seen with lurcher dogs walking this same route. Two were youths, the third was older (40s or 50s) with close cropped hair. If anyone can help shed any light on the case, please contact me (, or 07500 068087) or the police on 121 David Lewis