Police investigating the theft of a caravan have found a fresh lead after the owner spotted an individual at the scene of the crime on Google Street View.
A white Abbey Adventura caravan was reported stolen from Cauldwell Road, Linton, Derbyshire in 2009. Despite intensive investigations at the time, the police were unable to catch the thief, who had towed away the caravan.
One year later, the owner spotted an unidentified man next to a 4X4 parked right beside the stolen white caravan. The number plate of the 4X4 appears as a blur on Street View but the police firmly believe that the unidentified man may be able to help with their inquiries.
In order to trace the man in the image, the police have released the photograph along with a plea to the public to inform them of his whereabouts.
Police Constable Adrian Mason, who is in-charge of the case, said in a statement to The Telegraph: “It is amazing that we have such a clear image of a man who we think will be able to give us information that would help the police inquiry.It was an amazing coincidence that the Google car was passing at that time.”