Rural Crime Update: 14th April 2017

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk.  We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county. You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Query  Who to contact  Non Urgent  Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106  999
 Metal Theft DC Andy Brown  Tel 101 or 07900 407106  999
 Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth Tel 101 or  999
 Newsletter feedback T/Insp Mark ASKHAM  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown

Op Galileo

Hare Coursing reported at Feltwell, Hockwold and Swaffham.

Heritage Crime

We are pleased to say that there have been no reported incidents this week.


There has been nothing of note to report.

Farm and Agriculture.

There has been nothing of note to report.

Rural crime

In Thetford tools and copper piping have been taken from vans in 2 separate incidents.

In Lynford a van was broken into with Batteries and a chain saw taken.

In Askwicken 2 Lawnmowers and a compressor taken.

In Ringstead Batteries, Cement mixer and power tools taken.

Heating oil

2000 Litres of heating oil taken from Attlebridge and another theft of heating oil from Melton Constable.

Pink is the Colour- 

DC Andy Brown reminds you that a simple spray of florescent pink paint will make your batteries un-attractive to thieves.
Whilst the offenders are on your land looking for stolen batteries, what else are they looking at?
Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to further incidents?
We would encourage all subscribers to Property Mark your items. This can be as easy as post-coding items or using products like SelectaDNA or Smartwater which can be easily applied to smaller items which helps identify them, combined with clear signage- this will dissuade thieves.

This is your newsletter, so if you have any comments please let us know and we will try to include the things that you wish to see.

Please also spread the word and get more people receiving the newsletter.

Wildlife Crime:

If you are aware of an incident or offence taking place there and then or shortly afterwards please dial 999. The above inbox will not be monitored 24/7 but it will provide you with a direct way to contact our Wildlife Crime Officers.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Your local Wildlife Crime Officers:

Name Area
Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead Breckland
Sgt Andy Tomlinson Breckland
PCSO Helen Maxwell Breckland
PC Ben Clark Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker Kings Lynn
PC Jim Squires South Norfolk
PS Richard Bedder Broadland
PC Jason Pegden North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe North Norfolk
DI Tom SMITH Norwich
PCSO Mac Cornaby Norwich

We would like to thank you all for the on going support you provide Norfolk Police.

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