A criminal damage investigation has not been launched by police after a Land Rover was left stuck on a town’s moorland green space.

Officers were at Neathered Moor, in Dereham, on the morning of Friday, March 8 after the Freelander was found by locals.

The vehicle was covered in mud and appeared to be stuck, with a witness saying there appeared to be wood around the wheel to “get some grip” to bring it out of the mud.

The Land Rover has now been removed.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “Local officers in Dereham are aware. Anti-social behaviour (ASB) in and around the town is a current priority for the beat managers. They are working hard to reduce ASB and the impact it has on the local community.

“A criminal damage investigation in connection with this has not been launched.”

The first reports of the car were on the evening of March 7, with a group of people asked locals if they "had seen a Land Rover anywhere".

Breckland Council, which oversees part of Neatherd Moor, has declined to comment.