TAUNTON officers say a case solved with the help of the public is "the benchmark of policing".

A bench stolen from a garden in the town was promptly found and returned to its rightful owners in the Musgrove Park area.

After lugging the piece of furniture back to its proper home, the officers took to social media to say: "The benchmark of policing has been met!

"Stolen bench returned to family following a tip off from public following a theft.

"Thanks to the public another crime solved and property returned."