THIEVES made off with a valuable tipper truck from a building site in Haydock.

Two men drove to the building site in the New Boston Trading Estate on Wilcock’s Lane in a white Ford Transit van.

They are believed to have then scaled a fence and loaded a Terex tipper truck.

The van and the truck were then driven by a third man in the direction of Haydock Park racecourse.

Extensive enquiries have been carried out and detectives now want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious.

Detective Inspector Jason Pye said: “This was a brazen theft which has deprived a construction site of valuable equipment.

"We believe that motorists, walkers and cyclists may have been passing at the time of the offence and it is vital that we speak to anyone who remembers seeing this theft taking place, and who can describe the three men involved.

“You may have been passing in a car or on a bike with dashcam or bike helmet cameras, and you may hold evidence to help us bring those responsible to justice. Any information provided will be acted on.”

The theft happened at around 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 3.

Anyone with information is urged to call 0151 7776967 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be provided via their online form:

*Police had initially said the theft had taken place in July. A clarification has been issued to confirm the theft took place on Tuesday, October 3.