POLICE found an abandoned vehicle in Penhill with garden ornaments that are suspected to be stolen.

Officers spotted the unoccupied and unlocked white Vauxhall Vivaro on Woodsman Road at around 3am on Sunday. It had three staddle stones inside which may have been stolen.

Inspector Dave Tippetts said: “The vehicle had false number plates and has since been recovered.

“We are really keen to hear from anyone in the area who believes the staddle stones may belong to them – as yet, we do not have any reported thefts.”

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Staddles stones were originally used as supporting bases for granaries, hayricks and game larders. Now, they are often found in architectural salvage yards and used as garden ornaments and wooden ones are used as seats.