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FARMERS READ ON

Alert message sent 12/11/2019 11:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


In Leek, Staffordshire last month, a pair of mowers were stolen from a farmer's yard. They were last seen heading towards Derbyshire. These are expensive bits of kit and worth around £15k each. They attach to the front and rear of a tractor. It was circulated on social media and on Whatsapp messaging groups straight away. Derbyshire farmers circulated this on the new Farm-Watch Whatsapp group and a local farmer spotted the front mower abandoned on a remote lane near to Youlgreave. What3words was used to pin point its exact location, and the RCT attended to help secure and recover it back to its owner. Whilst we were there, several farmers stopped and passed information on its origins and suspicious activity surrounding its apparent abandonment but didn’t want to trouble the police and were unaware it was stolen.
Thank you to all of you who shared this and for using social media to make this too hot to handle.
If you’re a farmer or live in a remote community, please consider joining up with the rest of your community and start using Whatapp messaging to share information such as this. It travels faster than criminals, especially those in a tractor.
If you want to join the Farm Watch Whatsapp group then reply to this Alert or email DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk and we will point you in the right direction.
Its ran by a farmer, for farmers. But they ensure they share important & relevant information that they may have picked up on across the county in relation to farms and crime.



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Paula Bennett (Police, Staff, Derbyshire )

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