Police officers have recovered two mini-diggers worth £10,000 which are believed to have been stolen more than 17 years ago.

The diggers were recovered from a premises in the Templecombe area of Somerset during a warrant carried out on Wednesday, November 11.

They were reported as stolen from the Greater Manchester and Essex areas in the early 2000s.

Two men, aged 22 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and they’ve been released under investigation so further enquiries can take place.