Police recover stolen cultivator belonging to Suffolk Show director in Whepstead

Bill Baker's Simba CultiPress cultivator

Bill Baker's Simba CultiPress cultivator - Credit: Archant

Police have arrested a man in connection with the theft of farming equipment belonging to the director of the Suffolk Show.

The £30,000 Simba Cultipress 6.6metre cultivator belonging to Bill Baker had been stolen from Leys Road in Tostock between February 4 and 9.

After a warrant was executed by police officers at premises in Whepstead yesterday (February 16) the cultivator was recovered.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and he was taken into custody at Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre where he was interviewed by officers.

He has now been bailed to return to police on April 8 while further enquiries are carried out.

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Rural crime officer Pc Mark Bryant, who was involved in the warrant, said: “I’m absolutely delighted we have been able to locate this stolen property and it shows what can be achieved when rural partners work with police to tackle crime.”

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