Dozens come forward to claim stolen Northamptonshire garden ornaments and house signs

Hundreds of house signs were stolen from properties in Northamptonshire
Hundreds of house signs were stolen from properties in Northamptonshire

More than 30 people have come forward to claim garden ornaments, tools and house signs which are believed to have been stolen in Northamptonshire.

Last week, Northamptonshire Police released a video containing images of hundreds of items recovered by officers which are believed to have been stolen from a number of rural properties.

Detective Inspector Phil Mills, who is leading the investigation, said: “We’re really pleased with the number of people who have so far come forward to say they recognise items.

“We would now encourage anyone else who thinks they have lost items to contact us.”

As well as calls from people in Northamptonshire, residents of both Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire have so far come forward to say they recognise some of the items.

It has also been claimed that some items went missing as long as six years ago.

Five people who were arrested last week in connection with a number of alleged thefts in rural parts of the county remain on bail.

Anyone who recognises any of the items in the video can call Daventry CID on 101 or 03000 111222 if outside the county.