Cumbria Police Rural Crime Team have taken further action following two arrests made on Saturday May 25.

In the morning of Bank Holiday Monday May 27 at around 11am, police attended the Great Asby area had seized a suspected stolen caravan.

The caravan was suspected of having been stolen in the Thames Valley area. A 33-year-old man was arrested but has since been released on police bail.

Police also seized two transit vans – one suspected of being stolen and another suspected of having been used in a crime.

Officers were supported on the day by the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team, part of the National Rural Crime Unit. Credit also to NCC CRiS VIN CHIP for their assistance.

Superintendent Dan St Quintin, Gold Commander for Appleby Horse Fair, said: "As we head towards the 2024 Appleby Horse Fair, officers are working to identify and take enforcement action against the minority who either come to the county intent on committing offences or come here after committing offences elsewhere.

“This will enable the vast majority of people coming to the Fair who are law-abiding to enjoy it.

“Where there is evidence of criminality, officers will be swift in making arrests and recovering property."