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26May94 UK: TRACKER LEADS TO ARRESTS.

Police recovered a £60,000 motorway maintenance vehicle using the signal from a hidden electronic tracking device.The vehicle, which was fitted with a crane, compressor and pile driver, was taken from a coned-off section of the A27 near Lewes in Sussex.But the signal from the Tracker system led police to a yard in Reigate, Surrey, where seven men were arrested after a helicopter chase. Police seized a further 20 vehicles from the site.Although it was the 40th vehicle to be recovered using the system, it was the first time an HGV had been traced.JCB has already struck a deal with Tracker to supply the system for some of its fleet. CONSTRUCTION NEWS