POLICE have recovered a stolen vehicle worth £15,000.

The Terex Dumper, which was fitted with the CESAR marking scheme and a tracker system, was recovered from land in Aston-By-Budworth on Monday, February 15.

The discovery came after officers from Northwich CID were notified of a “tracking activation” on a stolen Terex dumper truck which had been reported stolen from Sheffield on December 19.

Following the notification officers were able to locate the truck in an isolated rural area in Aston-By-Budworth.

Thanks to the CESAR marking scheme officers were able to confirm the identity of the vehicle.

PC Mike Dawber, who attended the Datatag plant and agricultural machinery identification course last year, said: “The piece of equipment was registered stolen with South Yorkshire Police and had a value of around £15,000.

“It shows how effective fitting your equipment with the CESAR Plant and Agricultural Machinery marking scheme is, along with a Thatcham approved tracking device. The dumper truck will be returned to its rightful owner.”

No arrests have been made to date and inquiries are continuing with South Yorkshire Police.