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Cops swoop on Junior Bake Off set to recover stolen £30,000 van

COPS swooped on Junior Bake Off’s set when a catering truck used by kids and crew was found to be a stolen vehicle.

Recovery teams and police took the £30,000 Iveco box lorry away on Friday night after host Harry Hill had left.

The truck had been parked next to the Great British Bake Off tent, which is also used for the Channel 4 spin-off in which contestants aged nine to 15 bake.

A source said: “The stars, contestants and crew were being fed from a mobile kitchen in the back of the truck but no one had any idea it was stolen.

“There seems to have been some kind of mix-up with its paperwork and it was a bit of a shock when police turned up with recovery men and carted it away.”

The sixth series of Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off is being filmed in the grounds of 17th century Cobham Hall boarding school in Kent.

Top pastry chef Ravneet Gill is debuting as a judge in the show after Prue Leith dropped out due to other work commitments.

It was unclear how the stolen vehicle ended up on the set. Kent Police confirmed assisting with its recovery.

Channel 4 has not commented.

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