A VEHICLE stolen during a burglary in Hilperton earlier this month has now been found by police.

Between 3pm on October 11 and 9.30am on October 13, a Toyota Yaris was stolen from an address in the area after offenders broke into a house, and removed keys from inside.

Enquiries to locate the vehicle have been ongoing ever since by officers from Operation Fortitude – Wiltshire Police's newly-formed proactive response unit targeting some of the most prolific and serious offenders in the county.

Yesterday, the vehicle was located in the Monkton Coombe area of Bath by officers from Avon and Somerset.

Det Sgt Anthony King said: “As part of Operation Fortitude we will continue to work closely with our colleagues in neighbouring forces to tackle crime and target offenders – county borders do not pose an obstacle for us and we are pleased that this vehicle has now been located.

“Our enquiries in relation to the burglary remain very much ongoing and, as we said yesterday, we’d urge anyone with CCTV systems or doorbell video systems, as well as dash cam footage, from the area of Ashton Rise between midnight and 4.40am on October 13 to get in touch as you may have captured footage which could assist our enquiries.

“We are exploring the possibility that this incident was linked to several other similar burglaries in the Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon areas around the same time so any help provided by the public could be significant.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200103038.