Essex Police recovers gate stolen from farm in Maldon

Police have reunited a hefty wooden gate with its owner after it was stolen from a farm.

The 12ft-wide (3.65m) barrier was mysteriously removed from a property in Maldon on Monday night.

Essex Police said its Rural Engagement Team located the gate about 16 miles (25.7km) away - fewer than 24 hours after it was reported missing.

The force implied it was not an open and shut case, with no arrests yet made.

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