A FARMER has recovered his stolen quad after following a satellite signal to Burnley.

PC Keith Sandham said it shows the benefits of fitting tracking devices to vehicles and equipment.

He said: “A few days ago a high value quad bike was stolen from farm premises in Briercliffe, near Burnley.


“Fortunately the quad was recovered the following day by the owner from a back street in Burnley. This was entirely due to the fact that it is fitted with a ‘tracker’ device.”

PC Sandham also hailed the CESAR scheme, which was designed by officers working in partnership with the construction and agricultural industries to provide police on the street an easy way to identify equipment.

He added: “We also highly recommend using Datatag and the CESAR system that registers and identifies unregistered vehicles and machinery.