Arrests made after tractor stolen in Chigwell

High Road, Chigwell. Picture: Google Street View

High Road, Chigwell. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

A tractor was stolen and left in a restaurant car park in Chigwell.

Police were alerted by a witness at 4.30pm on Saturday when they saw that the vehicle was being taken from a farm in High Road.

The witness followed the tractor after calling police and saw it being parked in a restaurant car park in Lambourne End.

He then left the tractor and left the scene in a van driven by another man.

The van was spotted in the Abridge area at about 6.20pm following a police search.

It was stopped later in Stapleford Abbotts.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle.

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