Rural Crime Update: 9th June 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 SGT Mark ASKHAM  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown

Rural Crime

Green Honda TRX Quad from SHIPDHAM

VW Tourag Index LR15AXB( Keys left in car) East RAYNHAM

5 High value cycles stolen from locked sheds in Wells-next-the Sea. Also a series of vehicles and sheds broken into in the same area.

60K worth of Garage equipment taken from a business premises in Snetterton

A lawn mower, 2 x strimmers, 2 x hedgecutters and 2 x chainsaws taken from outbuilding in Wretham

3 sets of tractor keys and a pressure washer taken from South Creake occupants were in a black Pick up truck

Extra vigilance required for Land Rover Defender owners

Please can we advise you that Land Rover Defenders are now a valuable commodity and thus a target for thieves. Since the cease in their production, values have rocketed.

Nationally theft of these vehicles has risen. This week has seen a local suspicious activity report where we believe that the offenders were looking to steal the occupants Defender.

Rogue Trading

We are continuing to take reports of unknown persons offering to sell Generators and power tools from vans at your doorstep, These sellers will not offer any consumer protection, so can we advise you to ‘Say No’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Royal Norfolk Show- 28th and 29th June

If you want to see any of the team face to face, the majority of us will be there for the Royal Norfolk Show where we are having an Emergency Services Village alongside Norfolk Fire & Rescue, Coastguard, East Anglia Air Ambulance and the Ambulance Service. We are sited opposite the Dereham Gate.

DC Andy Brown will also be available and will be sited in the NFU stand should you wish to speak with him.

Freshwater Fishing

If like me you are a fisherman, you will be looking forward to June 16th, which indicates open season on the rivers.

Between March 15th and June 16th all Broad waters, rivers and canals have a close season.

Fishing licenses are required for every angler aged 12 years old and over.

When you need a licence

You need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in:

  • England (except the River Tweed)
  • Wales
  • the Border Esk region of Scotland

You can be fined up to £2,500 for fishing without a rod fishing licence.

Licences for children aged between 12 and 16 are free.

How much it costs

Prices are to 31st March 2018.

Licence type Non-migratory trout and coarse 2-rod Salmon and sea trout
Full £30.00 £82.00
Senior (over 65) concession £20.00 £54.00
Disabled concession £20.00 £48.00
Junior (12 to 16) concession £0.00 £0.00
8-day licence £12.00 £27.00
1-day licence £6.00 £12.00

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

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