Guns stolen from farm

Scunthorpe: Appeal for information

26 Aug 2015

Thieves have stolen two guns from a vehicle parked at a Winterton farm.

The theft happened at just after midnight this morning (Wednesday, August 26) at a property in Holmes Lane.

The owner of the guns and a friend had been out shooting and returned to the farm, leaving the guns and other associated equipment on the back seat of his white Toyota Hilux.

However, when they returned to the vehicle a window had been smashed and the guns stolen.

The first is a rare hand built Blaza R8 .242 bolt gun, with a scope and silencer, which was in a camouflage bag, along with eight to 10 rounds of ammunition.

The second is a Remmington 700sps .223 bolt action gun, with a Longbow Generation 3 ITT autogated tube scope and a silencer.

This was also in a camouflage bag, along with a military spec night view camera, a thermal imager and six to eight rounds of ammunition.

A chain saw was also removed from a nearby shed.

Insp Stephen Lamb, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone with information about this incident.

“There are two potentially lethal weapons at large and officers are doing all they can to ensure they are brought back into safe hands.

“These are rare, high-end weapons and we would appeal for anyone who is offered them for sale to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting log number 11 of August 26. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.