Tracking device locates stolen quad bike

Victim helps police recover item within 24 hours of theft.

Police have recovered a stolen Suzuki quad bike after its owner monitored its position using a tracking device.

The bike was located in Somerset just hours after it was stolen from a farm in Payhembury, near Honiton.

It was taken, along with a trailer and a hot water pressure washer, during the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday).

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary said: “The recovery of the quad was made possible because it had been fitted by the retailer with a tracking device which allowed the owner to monitor its position via his mobile phone and his home computer.


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“This information was passed to Devon and Cornwall officers, who worked with Avon and Somerset officers to locate the quad and make arrests at the scene.”

A 28-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 14-year-old youth were interviewed at Yeovil police station before being released on bail.

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The suspects have been bailed until November 5 pending further inquiries.

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