Tracker helps Humberside Police make arrests
By Jack Stocks
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:00
‘Tracker’ signal leads police to stolen quad bike
Thanks to support from ‘Tracker’, the UK’s leading Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) provider. Humberside Police have successfully recovered a stolen Honda TRX420 quad bike worth approximately £6,000.
Belonging to Manna Park Farms in South Reston, the bike was stolen at 6.20 in the morning initiating prompt police reaction.
The ‘Tracker’ signal was picked-up 90minutes later by officers on the M180 who, after a county-wide chase, recovered the bike, made two arrests and returned the property to its grateful owners.
The thieves appearing in court the very next day with the bike back in its owner’s hands within hours of the early morning theft.
Helen Benson, of Manna Park Farms said, “We are absolutely delighted to have our quad bike back safe and sound on the same day it was stolen.
“Farming can be a tough business and all the equipment we have is not only expensive but essential to allow us to do our job – without ‘Tracker’ we would have been left seriously out of pocket and handicapped.
Sergeant Chris Wright, Humberside Roads Police Unit, said, “It was good teamwork – the technology on board the quad bike activated the ‘Tracker’ signal.
“Our cars are fitted with ‘Tracker -it shows that if there is ‘Tracker’ fitted on a vehicle we will find them.”
Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison at TRACKER, said, “This recovery once again demonstrates the power of ‘Tracker’ in helping those industries that are particularly vulnerable to vehicle theft – farming and construction.
“The machinery these businesses use is extremely valuable and often not kept in particularly secure locations, so of course attracts thieves like bees to honey.
“With a TRACKER plant equipment owners can be sure that the police will recover their stolen vehicles, more often than not, within hours.