Rural Crime Update: 20th 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, Boughton, Feltwell, Hockwold, Emneth, Weasenham, Welney and Kenninghall. 2 vehicles stopped by police.

10×5 Mesh sided silver painted trailer stolen from Gayton Thorpe

8 sheep slaughtered in a field at Barnham Broom

Pressure washer taken from locked site at Spooner Row

Industrial Lawn mower, Garden ride on Mower stolen from shipping container at Brancaster Staithe

Air rifle and 2 metal detectors taken from a locked shed in Oxwich

Report of 2 vehicles breaking through a metal gate in Nordelph.

Operation Galileo (Hare Coursing) event on Sunday 15th October in South and West Norfolk, Involved a number of the Rural crime team including the special constabulary. During the operation we utilised the resources available to us including the Quad bikes, Special Constabulary Horses and the newest member- The police Drone.

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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