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

Axford
02/01/2021 14:42
54210000240
Unknown suspects have broken chain on a van parked in a car park and stole £1,000 worth of plant machinery.

Royal Wootton Bassett
04/01/2021 12:40
54210000649
Unknown suspects have stolen a telehandler from an open field with a gated entrance by unknown means. Other machinery left behind. Property - Wacker Neuston Telehandler model 522 £30,000

Swindon
03/01/2021 09:36
54210000406
Unknown persons have cut 2 x padlocks and gained access to fields have driven over and caused damage to crops hare coursing on his land

Devizes
02/01/2021 18:00
54210000432
Unknown suspects have removed the barbed wire from the gate but have been unable to gain entry. They have then cut some of the barbed wire fence and broken 3 or 4 stakes in order to gain access to the yard. RP has had a search around the area and as far as he can see nothing has been stolen and they have not gained access to the shed area. Cost to replace unknown.

Purton
02/01/2021 19:00
54210000482
Unknown suspect/s have ripped out ballcock and piping from tap on property used to give horses water causing water to run down hill.

Chedglow
04/01/2021 15:22
54210000722
Unknown suspect has driven at speed through a farm gate damaging the gate beyond repair. It is believed this may have been to enable hare coursing as there are tracks in the field which look similar to Land Rover tracks.

Chilmark
08/01/2021 15:30
54210002364
Unknown suspect(s) have stolen logs from the wood yard. Unknown value of the logs.

Trowbridge
09/01/2021 16:00
54210002593
Unknown suspect/s have entered the IP's garden through unlocked gates and stolen homemade trailer with a top box TVO £800.00.

Stonehenge
09/01/2021 14:30
54210002422
Unknown suspect/s have been hare coursing and have driven straight through a hedge causing damage to the fence

Aldbourne
02/01/2021 15:25
54210003142
Vehicle being driven by known suspect has entered farmland and driven over crops. Suspected to be hare coursing. CCTV captured the vehicle and persons opening gate to gain entry causing damage to winter crops est value of £500.

Farley
16/01/2021 12:56
54210004673
U/k suspect has stolen two large shipping containers from IP's yard, TVO £600-£1000.  Unknown how entry was gained, no damage.

Salisbury
12/01/2021 13:50
54210004200
Unknown suspect/s have been hare coursing on a field causing damage to crops and grass bank. Value of damage unknown

Swindon
18/01/2021 10:31
54210005140
Farmer reporting that he has found a number of sheep have been attacked overnight and some are deceased and some badly injured and will probably require euthanising

Ford
15/01/2021 19:00
54210005532
3 X unknown suspects have smashed the padlock off the gate of industrial estate where the IP has a business and then stolen his trailer that was parked there.

Swindon
20/01/2021 08:00
54210006480
Unknown suspect(s) have gained entry to the yard at the location, by unknown means. Once inside the yard several garden machinery items have been stolen.  Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer TVO £87.20 and a Husqvarna Chainsaw  £262

Horton
25/01/2021 14:17
54210007651
Unknown suspect(s) have stolen diesel from the tank on the farm, IP states they have been taking bits by bits over a period of 6 weeks and the have only just realized that it has been stolen. An amount of 2000 litres have been stolen worth about £1900.00

Salisbury
20/01/2021 15:30
54210006295
RP reporting that there has been hare coursers on her land the heavy duty locks and chains ,the chain has been cut by an angle grinder and they have preceded to drive through her electric fences.

Hullavington
22/01/2021 19:00
54210007011
U/k suspects have cut through metal locks which were securing the field, the gates have been forced wide open and several vehicles have then entered the field damaging the crops in order to Hare Course.

Swindon
23/01/2021 20:53
54210007183
Unknown suspect has deliberately set a few bales alight in the barn.

Stourton
23/01/2021 20:45
54210007293
Unknown suspect(s) have driven over the IP's land in order to hare course causing the IP's crops to be destroyed.

Corsham
18/01/2021 00:01
54210005692
Unknown suspect(s) removed 1 x electric fence, 1 x electric fence battery and 3 x empty reels of electric fencing TVO £470

Lacock
19/01/2021 00:01
54210005693
Unknown suspect(s) removed 1 x electric fence and 1 x electric fence battery TVO £260.

Tytherington
16/01/2021 09:00
54210005206
RP is stating that a dog has attacked on sheep flock 1 dead ewe 1 ewe had to be put down At least 4 more ewes with serious bites /lacerations Yet to determine how many ewes will abort due to stress No footpath or public right of way nearby. TVO £800 - 6,000.00

Leigh
14/1/2021 15:50
 
54210004208
Unknown suspects have cut through padlocks on gates to get into caravan storage area, unknown suspects have then damaged the door of a caravan to enter it and opened a cupboard, damaged an external locker on the caravan and lifted the stabilisers to tow it away

Laverstock
4/1/2021 00:01
 
54210006455
Known male suspect has come to the farm on multiple occasions and can be rude when asked to leave, claiming to work at the location. RP is concerned for the general welfare of
her staff and animals, stating it is clear the suspect is having
deteriorating mental health.


Trowbridge
22/1/2021 16:00
54210007075
IPs alpaca has been killed by another unknown animal.
 

Codford
 
01/02/2021 00:00
54210009930
IP has gone to collect his machinery this morning and the windows on this have been smashed by an unknown suspect.

Pewsey
 
29/01/2021 17:00
54210009524
Unknown suspect(s) have managed to gain entry into the stables and steal various farming tools including x3 wheelbarrows and hay forks.

Semley
 
26/01/2021 17:42
54210008457
Unknown suspect has driven into the site in a 4x4 vehicle and cut the chains/lock of the trailer and attached it to the back of his vehicle and driven away. Trailer TVO of £3500

 
 
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Wiltshire Times - Two sheep have died and four more have been injured following a dog worrying incident in Sutton Parva, near to Warminster.
The incident took place at Haydon Farm between 9.30am and midday on Saturday January 16.
Two sheep later died and four suffered "serious bites", say police. Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
PCSO Candida Jackson said: “Dog owners are reminded to keep their animals on a lead in the countryside, a dog that normally runs around the local park is faced with a very different environment when they are walked in the countryside and may encounter farm animals for the first time.”
The sheep were in a field next to the 5th Milestone byway which can be accessed from the A350 that runs through to Downlands Church Farm, Tyrtherington.
When sheep are worried by dogs, it can cause extreme stress to the animals.
Sheep can bunch together, crushing each other and this can cause shock which can be fatal, or cause them to abort their lambs.
Sheep worrying and dog attacks on sheep are crimes and can result in large vet bills for the farmer and dog owners may be liable for compensation for any damage to the sheep.
Anyone with information about the dog attack should call 101 quoting log number 54210005206
 
 
 
 
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