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Tractor heist victim offers £5,000 reward for information

Porsche Diesel 329 Super Export (purchased from Cheffins in 2018)

Bob Vaughn, who was the victim of a professionally conducted tractor heist last weekend, has offered a £5,000 cash reward for information leading to the conviction of the culprits. The coordinated theft took place in the Burton-on-Trent area, approximately between Friday 18th Jan 16:00 hrs and Sunday 20th Jan 12:00 hrs while Mr.Vaughn was in hospital.

Several classic, vintage & modern tractors were taken, including a Massey Ferguson 342 (1989), Massey Ferguson 230 (2002), Massey Ferguson 135 (1964), Porsche 308 (approx. 1961), Fordson Dexta (1960) and Massey Ferguson 8925 telehandler (2002). One of the missing tractors (a John Deere 4650) has since been recovered.

The 6 pieces of farm machinery still missing were clearly targeted for their significant value and/or rarity.

Massey Ferguson 230 (2002)
Massey Ferguson 342 (1989)
Fordson Dexta (1960)
Massey Ferguson 135 (1964)

The site has now been secured and additional security arrangements put in place.

Please use the following contacts if you have any potential insight into the thefts:

  • James Vaughan (07900 924020)
  • Jerry McHoul (07879 418055)
  • Emma Francis (Lichfield CID) (07773 530416) – [email protected]

Additional info:

Porsche Diesel 329 Super Export – Chassis no. (329) 4359 – Reg (IRL) ZV 5443

Massey Ferguson 230 (2002) – 5 Hours

Massey Ferguson 342 (1989) – 600 Hours

Fordson Dexta (1960) – Chassis no. 957e46524 – Reg GEC 911

Massey Ferguson 135 (1964) – Repainted, good original tyres, thought to be the 15th 135 ever made.

Massey Ferguson 8925 telehandler (2002) – Chassis no. 360011434 – Reg KN52 UAK


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