Rural Crime Update: 13th October 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
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Danny Leach  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  999

Crime Summary

Hare coursing reported in Barton Bendish, Carlton Rode, Docking, Feltwell, Gayton, Lyng, Weston Longville and Winfarthing

Criminal damage to a gate at Costessey where 280 sheep were grazing.

Theft of diesel from a Nissan truck in Tharston

Horse stolen from an address in Guestwick

Fish stolen from a private fishery in Little Melton

Mitsubishi L200 (DT65EKG) stolen from Thetford

3 X Stihl Chainsaws, Large grinder, Buggy trailer and a quad bike (AM09ZBC) stolen from Pott Row

Log splitter and a strimmer stolen from separate address in Pott Row

Lead flashing stolen from All Saints Church, Shotesham All Saints

Caravan stolen from locked compound in Thetford

Iron Postbox stolen from Wortham

Attempted theft of a Land Rover Defender from Castle Acre


2 persons arrested for burglary and theft. The males were linked to a Ford Transit found on false plate in King’s Lynn town centre which have been involved in a number of high value thefts across the county.

Protect our Heritage

We have not had a lead theft from a Church roof since April of this year. This week I report the theft of lead from All Saints in Shotesham All Saints.  This mirrors exactly to the week the same pattern as last year where we had no reported crime between April and the first week in October.

Whilst we are working closely with a number of partners and Parishes to safeguard our Churches we must continue to be vigilant.

Please report any suspicious activity around Churches and be confident you are doing the right thing by calling 999 if you consider it an emergency.

Register your valuables.

This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

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