A 19-TONNE stone crusher has been stolen from a demolition site in North Yorkshire.

Police are appealing for information after the Rubblemaster RM70 was taken from the Inpipe site in Catterick Road, Colburn between Friday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29.

Due to the size of the machine, a large articulated low loader or a similar sized vehicle must have been used to remove it.

The stone crusher is grey and yellow and bears the company livery James Phillip Projects, and is valued at £130,000.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the theft, to contact them with information.

Anyone with information can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Mark Reed, Catterick police, or mark.reed@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800-555-111.