Thieves use stolen tractor to take trailer

Police are appealing for information after thieves stole a tractor and trailer in the same night.

The Volvo SL10 tractor was taken from Portobello Engineering, in Derby Road, Whatstandwell, overnight between 4pm on Friday and 11.15am Saturday.

The vehicle was then used to steal a curtain–sided trailer containing a large quantity of scrap batteries from Matlock Transport, in Northwood Lane, Darley Dale.

Anyone with information or CCTV in the area is asked to call the police on 101 quoting crime number ‘4506/14’ or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.