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Sutherland plant hire firm appeals for information over theft of machine part

By Caroline McMorran

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A Sutherland based construction and plant hire company is appealing for information about a theft from one of its machines.

Waverley Engineering posted on its social media site that a Taurus SP450 hydraulic breaker had been stolen from a machine in Lairg.

Waverley Engineering posted this map on social media to show where the theft happened.
Waverley Engineering posted this map on social media to show where the theft happened.

The theft is thought to have happened between 4.30pm on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday, November 29.

The company said: “If anyone saw anything or notices one appearing for sale on social media or anywhere, please can you let us know.”

A map indicating the location of the machine has been posted on the social media site.

Police have been informed of the incident.

A police statement issued this morning said: "On November 29, a Volvo EC18D mini excavator was parked in a small lay-by close to the petrol station in Lairg.

"At the time it was left with its hydraulic arm lowered, and under the front of the vehicle with the vehicle blade resting on top of it for extra security. The vehicle was locked.

"The attachment on the hydraulic arm was a Taurus SP540 pneumatic rock breaker, blue in colour with a 1.5 meter round pointed chisel blade.

"The rock breaker had two pneumatic hoses, one black, one silver metal which is unusual.

"On November 30, it was discovered the digger had been moved, and used to steal the rock breaker attachment."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference CR/0116052/22, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

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