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Tractor thefts

Two men are beginning jail sentences for their part in an international crime ring which saw half a million pounds worth of tractors stolen across Lincolnshire and shipped to Iraq.

Terence Frost from Dunsford, near Doncaster, was given six years and one of his accomplices Jabar Asso, from Wakefield, five and a half years for stealing 10 tractors in 2010. Three other men also from Doncaster will be sentenced later.

Almost ten million pounds worth of agricultural equipment and livestock were stolen from the county's farms during that year.