Farm and Horse Watch Newsletter

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Recent Crime and Incidents
Update of Crimes/Incidents throughout Wiltshire affecting Farms, Horse owners, Yards and Rural areas.
Date and Time
Crime Reference

01/10/2020 07:00
Unknown suspects have gained entry to the outbuilding by cutting and forcing the locks. Once inside they have stolen several hand tools, circular saw, hand socket set and 200 litres of diesel

05/10/2020 09:54
Unknown suspects have entered the IP's field and stolen a number of items left insecure externally. PROPERTY - Plastic electric fence posts * 2 packs - Horse head collar - Pitchfork lilac in colour - Brush.

02/10/2020 16:30
Unknown vehicle has driven on farmland causing damage to field. RP has followed tracks and found barbed wire fencing had been cut to allow vehicle access.

Unknown suspect(s) have stolen approx. 5 tons of straw from open barn at location at some point over the last few months.

07/10/2020 10:00
There was a Locked trailer stolen from the back of the RP's workshop - the parts that were on the back of our trailer were found on the road after the crossroads by the business park. The trailer was taken and pushed out of the business park under the locked barrier then hitched up to a car on the road. There was CCTV available from another unit, RP has copy

All Cannings
13/10/2020 00:01
RP had his lock and padlock taken from the gate of a field, possibly hare coursers

Middle Winterslow
12/10/2020 17:00
U/k persons have stolen red diesel from a compact tractor and jcb loader, they left the fuel cap and inner gauze off the machine.  Estimated that 100 litres taken TVO £70.00.  A sofa has also been dumped in yard.

15/10/2020 10:45
Unknown suspects have entered stables whilst IP was away for 30 minutes. They have attempted to remove a rug from a horse and stolen an electric fence charger device. Value of charger TBC.

Collingbourne Ducis
18/10/2020 16:50
RP states she saw two unknown males at the location with two lurchers, who were allowing the dogs to chase hares with the intent of poaching them.

15/10/2020 18:08
Blue Shogun estate sighted, believed to have been hare coursing.

Shrivenham, Swindon
20/10/2020 01:09
Two unknown suspects have removed the chain from a 5 bar gate to enter the farm. Suspects have then forced open the side stable door to enter the workshop. Once within the suspects have taken a chainsaw and the alarm has activated in the main garage. Suspects then left.

15/10/2020 09:00
U/k suspect has entered the IP's stable yard and made off with an electric fence energizer.

18/10/2020 17:15
Males in vehicles believed to be firing catapults at pheasants on farmland.

Swindon (Equestrian Centre)
20/10/20 22:00
POL-0279 20201016
Suspicious Incident
A blue horse box/lorry and a saloon type car were seen to entre location in convoy then pull up at the horse field with 4 cobs in it. Persons with torches went into the field looking at the horses. A nearby neighbour made a point of shining lights in the direction on the vehicles and the persons retreated to their vehicles and drove off in opposite directions

19/10/2020 16:00
Unknown suspect(s) has stolen an Ifor Williams triple axel, 3-ton trailer from a field just off the A/L. On the trailer was a large number of tools and equipment - the overall value of items stolen was approx £25,000.

20/10/2020 00:01
Unknown suspects have removed and taken a padlock and chain to gain entry to the farm. Once within a first aid kit, emergency beacon hammer, jerry can of petrol has been stolen.

20/10/2020 01:09
2 x u/k suspects have removed the chain from a 5 bar gate to enter the farm. Suspects have then forced open the side stable door to enter the workshop. Once within the suspects have taken a chainsaw and the alarm has activated in the main garage. Suspects have then left. Property; Husqvarna Chain Saw. Black coloured 300 bar Air Gun refill oxygen cylinder.

21/10/2020 20:05
Suspects have damaged the gates to gain entry to the field with a vehicle believed to be hare coursing.

21/10/2020 20:05
Suspect have driven their vehicle, believed to be hare coursing over IPs crops causing damage.

21/10/2020 00:00
u/k suspect has damaged a chain on a gate to get access to some fields. There are wheel marks across two of the fields which have crops in. RP believed the suspects may have been hare coursing. Damage to crops, chain/lock.

25/10/2020 21:30
RP is the game keeper and is reporting that there is evidence of hare coursers on the land, he has driven over 12-15 fields and has come across dead hares. Damage has been done to drilling crops, these are just coming through so will have to be re-planted.

Please note replies to this message are not monitored 24/7. If you want to offer information on any of the above or report a crime or incident this must be reported via 101. You can also visit the Wiltshire Police website and select ‘Report’ to report non-emergency incidents.
Always call 999 if someone is at immediate risk of being injured or a crime is in progress.
You can also call Rural Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on either 0800 783 0137 or visiting Crimestoppers Stamp Out Rural Crime  
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