As always, not quite the *full* story ...
Where to start ?
1) I presume the Home Office, or ACPO, or at the very least Nottinghamshire Police have tested and approved the use of "find my phone" as a valid operational tool in stolen iPhone cases ? I imagine they had documented proof that the iPad owner pointing them at the location was the genuine owner ?
2) Since when would a single iPhone attract any police interest whatsoever - let alone the assignment of several officers ?
3) The article is suspiciously vague, on whether a search warrant was issued. So vague, that I suspect one wasn't. I wonder where this leaves the police ?
4) Is there a market now for a piece of software which intercepts the GPS stack, and replaces actual coordinates with imaginary ones ? I like the idea that my iPhone is always present at 10 Downing Street.
In short, crap journalism, possible deliberate, to draw attention away from the real facts.