A STOLEN mobile phone registered on a national database has been returned to its owner and a woman has received a police caution.
The phone was flagged up as stolen after she tried to sell it to an internet mobile company.
Police were informed and received the details of the seller, who was identified as a woman from Dunsville.
She was interviewed by police and admitted finding the phone near to where it was reported stolen. She was cautioned and the phone handed back to the owner.
Police are hoping the result will encourage more people to register their belongings with Immobilise, the UK’s national property register, which allows people to register any belongings that have a serial number including electrical items such as televisions and cameras.
Chf Insp Neil Thomas said: “We work with businesses that are able to check if any items have been stolen if they are registered on Immobilise, making it harder for thieves to sell stolen property.”