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Hunt launched after £200,000 farming equipment stolen

Three vehicles were taken during the overnight raid on an East Lothian farm.

Stolen: Three vehicles were taken overnight.
Stolen: Three vehicles were taken overnight. Police Scotland

More than £200,000 worth of farming equipment has been stolen from an East Lothian farm.

The theft took place in the Macmerry area near Tranent between 8pm on Wednesday and 7am on Thursday.

Three vehicles were stolen including a JCB, with the registration SK07 GUD, worth £100,000.

A blue New Holland tractor, registration SN10 EBL, and a green and yellow John Deere, registration SN14 OZV, which are both worth £60,000, were also taken.

'This was not likely to have been a discreet theft, with the stolen vehicles believed to have been loaded onto a transporter'
Detective sergeant Cameron Walker

Detective sergeant Cameron Walker said: "This was not likely to have been a discreet theft, with the stolen vehicles believed to have been loaded onto a transporter.

"As part of our investigations, we'd urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour or the vehicles being transported from the area during this time to get in touch with us immediately.

"Likewise, anyone who might know the whereabouts of the stolen vehicles is asked to contact either us or report this information anonymously to Crimestoppers."

If you have information, call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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