Stolen caravans, cars, and trailers have been seized by police near Shipston.

Warwickshire Rural Crime Team recovered over £100,000 worth of vehicles after spotting a Toyota Hilux parked near a pair of Ifor Williams horseboxes on the outskirts of Shipston whilst attending an unrelated incident on Thursday, May 12.

The Toyota’s registration had recently been reported to the police due to acting suspiciously near horse trailers at a farm in Gloucestershire

Officers then realised that the Toyota’s registration was in fact fake, and that the true registration was recorded as stolen from Gloucestershire.

Enquiries then revealed that both horse boxes had also been recorded as stolen, along with a third Ifor William’s tipper trailer and an Avondale Dart caravan, all from Gloucestershire.

But there were yet more discoveries to be made.

A Warwickshire RCT spokesperson said: “As you can imagine with three trailers, one caravan and a 4x4 truck to recover it took a little while to arrange collection.

“Rather than standing around with our hands in our pockets (something we'd never do), we used the time to make some local enquiries with nearby residents to establish how the plethora of stolen items came to be abandoned at the location.

“It was during these enquiries that RCT officers located a further stolen Ford Transit van, three stolen caravans and two cars displaying false registration plates.”

These latest finds took the grand total to four caravans, two stolen cars, two cloned cars, and three stolen trailers.

The spokesperson added: “After organising the world’s longest convoy of stolen items back to the recovery yard, the nice task of informing all the true owners began, that and the mountain of paperwork but we really don't mind any of that.

“None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the member of the public reporting a suspect vehicle to Gloucestershire Constabulary a few weeks before.

“Thursday also happened to be our new Sergeant's first day out with his new team. So as first days go, this was quite a good one.”