Abandoned trailer reported stolen from Austria in 2009

Stolen trailer found Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Lancashire Police used the chassis number to search for the trailer and it revealed its original location

Police are trying to solve the mystery of how a refrigerated trailer, reported stolen in Austria seven years ago, came to be found more than 1,000 miles away.

The 14m (45ft) tri-axle vehicle was discovered on Walton Summit Road in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire at about 06:00 BST.

Lancashire Police said the trailer appeared to have been abandoned there for up to a month.

A search of the chassis number revealed it had gone missing in 2009.

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