Two large compressor machines stolen from railway line in Leeds

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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after two large compressor machines were stolen from the railway line near Kirkstall Bridge on Wyther Lane in Leeds on Saturday, September 14, at around 8.50pm.

Police believe a white Ford Transit van, which was seen close to the tracks at the time of the theft, may have been used to transport the stolen compressors. The van may have been in the Moorfield Road and Halliday Drive playing fields area on Saturday evening between 9pm and 10pm.

Officers are appealing to the public to come forward if they witnessed anything at the time, or have information about the theft.

Detective Constable Penny Halliwell from British Transport Police said: “We believe this van may be a clear lead to who stole the two high value compressors which were being used by rail workers on the track.

“If you have any information about the theft or were in the playing fields area on Saturday evening and saw a white Ford Transit van, we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B3/NEA of 27/09/2013. Alternatively, contact the independent charity,Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111