A CRANE worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen from the back of a lorry in St Neots.

The Hiab 085 crane was on the back of a Volvo tipper lorry outside Powerlift UK in Little End Road, Eaton Socon. It was stolen sometime between 9.30am and 10

A CRANE worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen from the back of a lorry in St Neots.

The Hiab 085 crane was on the back of a Volvo tipper lorry outside Powerlift UK in Little End Road, Eaton Socon. It was stolen sometime between 9.30am and 10am on Monday, April 13. The thieves cut through large bolts in order to free the crane and used a large vehicle to transport it.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: "We would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time or anyone in the construction industry who has been offered a similar item at a cheap rate."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact DC Sarah Sleaford, at Ramsey Police Station, on 0845 4564564, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.