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FARMING INCIDENTS OF NOTE WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2019

Alert message sent 18/09/2019 08:21:00

Information sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police


Good Morning,

We have had a number of residential garden sheds broken into on the Wellingborough area in recent weeks, gardening tools seem to be a target at the moment. Please make sure your outbuildings are locked and secure. If there are any windows in your outbuildings it may be a good idea to cover them over so expensive tools are not on show.  
 
 
 FARMING INCIDENTS OF NOTE WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2019
 
 WELLINGBOROUGH AREA:
 
RUSHDEN – BURGLARY OF FARM
 
GRENDON – THREE VEHICLES REMOVED FROM A FIELD
 
 
ELSEWHERE:
 
MARSTON TRUSSELL, MARKET HARBOROUGH – THEFT OF TRAILER FROM FARM YARD
 
GAYTON – STEEL CONTAINER BROKEN INTO ON FARM
 
 
SHEEP THEFT
 
To help protect livestock and catch those responsible, rural crime officers at Northamptonshire Police are urging people who live and work in rural locations to report anything suspicious they see.
PC Abbey Anstead said: “To find animals have been killed and butchered like this is not only very upsetting for farmers but also has financial repercussions.
“If you see something that strikes you as unusual, out of the ordinary or just a bit ‘off’ please let us know by calling 101 or making a report online. 
“Please don’t worry that it’s a silly or trivial detail, as even a small piece of information may be a vital key that allows us to link other reports and bring those responsible for illegal activity to book.
“We also want farmers to be aware that this has been happening. If you suspect someone has attempted to target your animals, or find that you’ve lost livestock in this way, please report it to the police immediately.”
The neighbouring police forces of Warwickshire and Leicestershire have also recently had reports of sheep being illegally butchered in a similar manner to the Northamptonshire incidents.
Suspicious activity and non-emergency crime can be reported to Northamptonshire Police on 101 or online at www.northants.police.uk/reportonline. In an emergency, always call 999.
Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.
 
HARE COURSING
 
You will already know the protective steps to take i.e. Reporting Hare Coursing to the Police, keeping gates locked and not letting access when possible to fields; however we know that access with dogs to fields can be made on foot. Please keep reporting the incidents and bear in mind the following questions that an attending officer will need to ask.
 
Mobile phone number for the Police Officer, to make contact with you.  The farmer/landowner/agent will need to talk the Police Officer into the location of the report. If location is not known, arrange to meet the Police Officer.

The Police Officer will need to ascertain exactly what the complainant has witnessed and any descriptions of the offenders. The Police Officer will ask the complainant to provide a witness statement as soon as possible.

The Police Officer will ask for vehicle number plates if possible (do not put yourself at risk to get these) they will then check with the control room to see if any vehicles involved are already linked to incidents of hare coursing, or are subject to any S59 warnings under the Police Reform Act 2002.

Remember: The Game Act offence of Daytime Trespassing in Search or Pursuit of Game does NOT require game to have been taken. If persons are trespassing on land with dogs on slip leads, as if searching for game, then this is evidence enough to report them for summons.
As you are all aware, this is the time of year when the crops have been cut and the Hare Coursing starts (we have already had incidents called in), I would like to encourage all members of the community to report any illegal activity of this sort.
 
You can help us fight hare coursing by looking out for activity in your area

Vehicles scouting for entrances to fields that have been cut
Vehicles they will usually be estate cars, four wheel drives or vans sometimes containing Lurcher type dogs
They often travel in convoy, with vans at the front and rear containing minders
Dogs/people in groups on farm land
The most obvious sign is groups of vehicles parked in a rural area, perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path.
They will often use binoculars to spot hares.
Coursers will often walk along the edge of a field to frighten a hare into the open.
https://www.northants.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime
 
 
 
 

 
PCSO Donna Fenner C7163
Wellingborough
Neighbourhood Policing
Northamptonshire Police
 
(Telephone  Ex 343958| Mobile: 07557778811
: Email C7163@northants.police.uk
+Address Wellingborough Police Station, Midland Road, Wellingborough NN8 1HF
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
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Donna Fenner (Police, PCSO, Wellingborough )

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