Wanted man found hiding in transit van in illegal Whaddon encampment

TVP were called to an illegal encampment in Whaddon this morning
TVP were called to an illegal encampment in Whaddon this morning

Thames Valley Police officers found a Scottish fugitive at law after swooping on an illegal campment in Whaddon near Buckinghamshire.

Officers from the Buckingham neighbourhood team attended a report of an unauthorised encampment near to Whaddon village in the Buckingham District this morning.

But they found more than they bargained for, as they discovered a Scottish fugitive stowed away in the back of a Ford Transit Van.

A statement from TVP said: "We are working with the Local Authority as this is on highway land and there is a large amount of suspected fly-tipping in the locality.

"The team also located a 41 year old male hiding in the back of a Ford Transit van.

"He was promptly arrested on suspicion of being wanted for a number of offences in Scotland.

"His vehicle was also seized believed to be involved in crime.

"Investigations [are] ongoing at this time, however please do not be alarmed if there is an increased policing presence in the Whaddon locality."

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