Trucks stolen and gates rammed at Leeds council depot

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THIEVES stole two tipper trucks and used one to ram gates to make their escape after a raid on a Leeds City Council depot in the north west of the city.

Police said three men climbed the perimeter fence to get into the council depot on Focus Way at Yeadon between 2am and 3.30am on Sunday. (May 1)

They stole several items of garden machinery and a Honda pressure washer along with two white Ford Transit trucks.

Inspector Dorian James of West Yorkshire Police, said: “One of the trucks was used to ram open the depot gates so the offenders could make off from the scene.”

One of the trucks bears the registration SJ12 RVL and the other YP63 YRF.

Police were called just after 5am on Sunday by a council employee who discovered the theft after arriving at work.

Police are asking anyone with information about the raid, or anyone who sees the trucks, to call 101, quoting log number 323 of May 1.

Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555111.