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Twitter helps track down stolen vehicle

Twitter helps track down stolen vehicle

Published at 3:21pm 15th January 2016. (Updated at 3:55pm 15th January 2016)

A Land Rover stolen near Skipton has been recovered within 24 hours, thanks to a police Twitter post.

Officers made an appeal after the distinctive Defender model was taken from Hetton in the early hours of Thursday morning.

At 6.30pm, an eagle-eyed member of the public reported seeing the vehicle parked on a street in the West Yorkshire area.

The caller said he recognised it from the photo tweeted by PC Rich Sutcliffe.

North Yorkshire Police has described it as a "great result".