Police investigate forklift truck theft

Durham Police are investigating theft of forklift truck from Barnard Castle

Durham Police are investigating theft of forklift truck from Barnard Castle

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POLICE are investigating the theft of a forklift truck from Barnard Castle.

The vehicle was stolen from Teesdale Architectural Stone, which is based at Shawbank Quarry, on Staindrop Road, sometime overnight on Saturday, June 28.

It is believed that the thieves removed the truck from the premises using an inadequate trailer.

The stolen vehicle has been described as a red Linde H40D forklift.

PC Jonathan Robinson, from Durham Police, who is investigating the incident, said: “We think that the forklift was taken away on a trailer which was inadequate for the job, as it left gouge marks on the road as it left.

“The truck’s forks bend downwards slightly, making it easily identifiable if located.”

The trailer is thought have headed onto the A688 and driven off in the direction of Stainton Grove after leaving the scene.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the theft, or who has information on those responsible or any other information that might help officers investigating the theft, is asked to come forward.

Witnesses can call Durham Police’s non-emergency number, 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.

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11:46am Tue 1 Jul 14

thehogman says...

Now let me think; who would have the gall and the trailer (that too probably stolen) to steal this item............????
?????????????!!!!!!!
!!!!!???????? Appleby fair recently finished and a good number of attendees making their way back to whence they came from;..........I am sure these charming, law abiding nice guys would never ever consider taking this fork-truck !!??
Now let me think; who would have the gall and the trailer (that too probably stolen) to steal this item............???? ?????????????!!!!!!! !!!!!???????? Appleby fair recently finished and a good number of attendees making their way back to whence they came from;..........I am sure these charming, law abiding nice guys would never ever consider taking this fork-truck !!?? thehogman
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1:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

studio says...

thehogman wrote:
Now let me think; who would have the gall and the trailer (that too probably stolen) to steal this item............???? ?????????????!!!!!!! !!!!!???????? Appleby fair recently finished and a good number of attendees making their way back to whence they came from;..........I am sure these charming, law abiding nice guys would never ever consider taking this fork-truck !!??
Surely you`re not implying that this was taken by one of our fine upstanding travellers that grace our area each year! :)

Maybe they needed a replacement for the one they broke whilst taking various materials from a builders yard close to Brough!
[quote][p][bold]thehogman[/bold] wrote: Now let me think; who would have the gall and the trailer (that too probably stolen) to steal this item............???? ?????????????!!!!!!! !!!!!???????? Appleby fair recently finished and a good number of attendees making their way back to whence they came from;..........I am sure these charming, law abiding nice guys would never ever consider taking this fork-truck !!??[/p][/quote]Surely you`re not implying that this was taken by one of our fine upstanding travellers that grace our area each year! :) Maybe they needed a replacement for the one they broke whilst taking various materials from a builders yard close to Brough! studio
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