FOUR people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing four caravans in Salisbury.

Officers were called to the rugby club training fields at around 7.45am this morning following a report that four caravans were on the site, believed to have broken in to the location.

Officers then attended the scene and were able to scan the electronic RFID chips hidden within the caravans, which showed all four had been stolen.

Two men, aged 26 and 27, from the London area, and two men, aged 30 and 40, from Ireland, have been arrested on suspicion of theft.

They are all currently in custody in Melksham for further questioning.

Acting Inspector John Hutchings said: “This was excellent work by all officers involved who were able to arrive on scene quickly thanks to information from a member of the public, and conduct enquiries to establish the caravans were stolen.

“We would urge all caravan owners to ensure their vehicles are registered at, which is the Central Registration and Identification Scheme. This enables us to identify a caravan has been stolen as quickly as possible.”

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190093412. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.