Aylesbury men arrested over theft of more than 100 Christmas trees

Stock image of Christmas trees
Stock image of Christmas trees

Two men have been arrested following the theft of more than 100 Christmas trees from a Bucks farm.

The men, aged 39 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of theft as part of a pre-planned cross-border operation between Thames Valley Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary on Thursday.

The pair were arrested from their home addresses in the Aylesbury area.

On Wednesday 11 November, approximately 80 to 90 Christmas trees were reported stolen from the farm in Chesham.

Two days later, around 60 Christmas trees were cut down at the same location.

A third offence was discovered on November 17, where approximately 10 Christmas trees were cut down, with six of these being stolen.

Pol Sgt Anna Davison, one of officers involved in the operation, said: “I would like to thank all those who have taken part in today’s operation which has led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of several stolen Christmas trees.

“This is a fantastic example of team working with officers from two different Forces and various departments coming together to develop this investigation to its current state.”