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Operation Yard: Stolen lorry containing toys recovered by police

A lorry containing toys which was stolen from Wellesbourne Distribution Park in November has been recovered.

The trailer of the lorry contained a batch of toys that were due to be destroyed due to quality control issues.

Police put out a warning to the public because there was concern this particular batch of toys could present a potential safety risk.

The lorry and its load were recovered in Cakemore Road, Rowley Regis, on Wednesday (2 January).

Detective Inspector Dave Andrews from Nuneaton CID said: "Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal and provided information."

Police enquiries are continuing to establish who stole the lorry as part of Operation Yard. Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries can call 101 quoting incident 50 of 22 November 2018. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Operation Yard was launched in November 2018 to address a spike in crime targeting HGVs in Warwickshire.


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 08/01/19