Two men have been arrested following the theft of over 100 Christmas trees from a farm near Chesham, Buckinghamshire which borders onto Hertfordshire.
The men, aged 39 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of theft as part of a pre-planned cross-border operation between Thames Valley Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary on the morning of Thursday 19th November 2015.
The pair were arrested from their home addresses in the Aylesbury area.
On Wednesday 11th November 2015, approximately 80 to 90 Christmas trees were reported stolen from the farm.
Two days later, on Friday 13th November 2015, approximately 60 Christmas trees were cut down at the same location.
A third offence was discovered on Tuesday 17th November 2015 where approximately 10 Christmas trees were cut down with six of these being stolen.
Pol Sgt Anna Davison, one of officers involved in this operation, said: ‘I would like to thank all those who have taken part in today’s operation which has led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of several stolen Christmas trees.
This is a fantastic example of team working with officers from two different Forces and various departments coming together to develop this investigation to its current state.‘