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Suffolk men held in Lincolnshire cable thefts inquiry

Two men from Suffolk have been arrested after a stolen winch worth £30,000 and some copper cable, also thought to have been stolen, were found by police.

They were stopped in Lincolnshire following a tip-off by officers across the county border, Norfolk Police said.

Det Supt Nick Dean said he believed a well organised bogus telecommunications team was operating across at least three counties.

The arrests were made as part of Operation Randall.

It is a cross-border crackdown on rural crime involving police forces in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Police are targeting criminals who steal scrap metal, farm machinery, livestock and fuel.

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