by Rory Reynolds
POLICE are hunting thieves after a STEAM ROLLER was stolen from a work site.
Officers believe that the vehicle which can only travel at 10mph may have been loaded onto the back of a truck on Monday night.
The incident occurred at a work site in Blackridge, near Bathgate, West Lothian.
The vehicle which is worth £10,500 – is believed to have been stolen under the cover of darkness.
Inspector David Wilson from Lothian and Borders Road Policing department said that the theft ties in with a number of incidents currently being investigated.
He said: “The vehicle is roughly the same dimensions as a regular car but much heavier, and it’s possible that it had to be taken away on a road truck.
“We did have a truck stolen recently that would be of similar capabilities.
“We are currently engaged in Operation Crassus, which is focused on tracking the movement of stolen plant equipment.”
He added: “The public are encouraged to report any sightings of plant vehicles moving after daylight hours or any suspicious activity to police.”