Good news this morning (Thursday) for a farmer in Somerset as police have found their stolen tractor.

The red TYM T290 compact utility tractor was stolen from the Somerset east area in August.

This week it was found and subsequently recovered by rural affairs police officers.

The rural affairs unit is continuing to investigate the theft of the machine.

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With prices for second-hand machinery rocketing, rural police officers are reminding farmers to secure their machines and equipment.

Earlier this month, four GPS systems were stolen in the night from tractors on Devon farms in one week.