Three people have been arrested following the theft of a digger in Herefordshire over the weekend.

Police recovered a digger that was stolen from Ewyas Harold as part of a large police operation that took place in the village of Clehonger yesterday evening.

PC Sarah Smith said: “We are so pleased for the farmer that we have recovered the mini digger. This successful recovery of equipment would not have been possible without the help from our rural community.

“Working closely with our rural communities is important to us and I’m really pleased that through projects such as We Don’t Buy Crime and work done by the whole rural and business team that we’re able to understand the issues that affect them and work with them to resolve these.

“Over the next few months we will be visiting farms throughout the county offering them the opportunity to get involved with our latest initiatives to help make their land even safer.”