CCTV released as skip stolen in Wem

CCTV image of the lorry Police said the lorry was "distinctive" in appearance and purple in colour

Images of thieves stealing a skip weighing more than a tonne have been released by police in Shropshire.

Officers said the 15ft (4.6m) long yellow skip was taken from Wem Business Park in New Street, Wem, on Friday.

They said the thieves used a built-in crane in their Ford Iveco truck to load the skip on to the back of the vehicle.

Police said the truck, which they said was "distinctive" and possibly purple in colour, turned into Shrewsbury Road and headed out of town.

The skip is thought to be worth £2,000.

West Mercia Police urged any witnesses to contact them.

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