UPDATE: Stolen vehicles worth around £250k found on Colne farm

TAKING ACTION: Police are investigating after �250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm (S)

TAKING ACTION: Police are investigating after �250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm (S)

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Approximately £250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm.

Colne Neighbourhood Policing Team recovered around 10 vehicles from the Knotts Lane area yesterday.

�250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm

�250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm

Full vehicles were found, as well as parts and shells. They are believed to have been stolen from all over Lancashire.

A 68-year-old man was detained and interviewed by officers and has been released pending a full investigation.

While the search was being carried out, a number of cannabis plants were also recovered and seized.

Sgt Kim De Curtis said: “This is a fantastic result for Colne Police and the owners of these vehicles.

�250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm

�250,000 worth of stolen vehicles were found on a Colne farm

“We believe that we have stopped an illegal ‘business’ of stolen vehicles being taken purely for their parts and suspect they were being shipped abroad for resale.

“A significant value has been recovered which is around the £250k mark and we are still working our way through the vehicles and parts, which include three Landrovers, Peugeot campervan, Mercedes, Ford Transit, VW Golf and a BMW vehicle.

“I am confident that our partner agencies and the community of Colne are relieved that action is being taken against the landowner and a full investigation is on-going to identify others responsible.”