A pub landlord’s missing trailer is to be returned to him - and he believes it is down to an article that appeared in the Rasen Mail.
Landlord of The Chase in Market Rasen, Brian Sankey, thought he would never see his £1,000 box trailer again after it disappeared from his pub car park.
But several days later a Louth man visited Brian at his King Street pub to say he had bought the trailer at an auction in Tetney, leaving the landlord stunned.
Brian, who runs the pub with wife Jayne, said: “When it was nicked I reported it to the police and thought no more of it - you never get these things back.
“Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon a gent came into the pub and said have you lost a trailer? I think I know where it is.
“I’ve bought it.
“I was speechless, I didn’t know what to say.”
Brian explained how the man had been in a cafe telling someone about his new purchase and that person had alerted him about the trailer, believed stolen, in Market Rasen.
Brian said: “I presume someone had read it in the Rasen Mail.
“He decided to come to check and to be honest.
“I’d love to give him a reward but can’t.
“I couldn’t be any more grateful.”
The Rasen Mail ran an article in last week’s paper about a police appeal for information about Brian’s 5ft by 8ft trailer.
About £2,000 of medieval reenactment housing that was on the trailer is still missing.
A 66-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods and has been released on bail until April 11.
Police enquiries are still ongoing.
If you have any information call Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency number, 101.
Quote incident 97 of March 15, 2013.