Three men arrested following alleged theft of digger in Axminster

Police have arrested three men following the alleged theft of a digger from a site in Axminster.

The alarm was raised at shortly after 7am today (November 20) when police received reports of a suspected theft in progress.

It was reported that a digger was being loaded onto a suspicious lorry at Cloakham Lawn Sports Centre.

Police attended and located the lorry still on the scene.

Two men, aged 36 and 18, from Axminster and a 39-year-old man from Lithuania were arrested on suspicion of theft. They remain in custody.

It is believed the digger was on hire to a local person.

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