A WOOD chipper machine worth £40,000 was stolen from Llandudno Junction.

The Timberwolf wood chipper was stolen during a burglary at the Network Rail depot on Tre Marl Industrial Estate.

A silver 4x4 vehicle and a white van were believed to have been used to steal the machine.

CCTV images show a vehicle travelling along the A55, heading eastbound, transporting a machine.

The incident happened at 6.49pm on Sunday, December 15.

Bill Kelly, Network Rail route director Wales and Borders, said: I would strongly urge anyone with any information in relation to this burglary to get in touch with British Transport Police. “Burglary, such as these, have serious implications for the railway network and money lost from such crimes ultimately means there is less money available to spend on building and maintaining the railway network which directly impacts on the travelling public.”

Sergeant Kelvin Rowlands, British Transport Police Sergeant, said: “We are working closely with Network Rail on this investigation and we ask who knows the identity of those involved, or who has any further information about the incident, to contact us.”Text 61016 or Telephone 0800 40 50 40 – quote reference number 900114385.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.