Rural Crime Update: 18th May 2018

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 Bintree, Grimston and Mattishall.

2 towable generators stolen from Shropham.

Quantity of red diesel, hand tools and animal antibiotics stolen from East Walton.

Horse tack stolen from Great Massingham.

Harrier Petrol pressure washer with a Honda engine and  half a tonne of cattle salt licks contained in yellow and white tubs stolen from Wells.

Quantity of Telephone cable stolen from the roadside at Mundesley.

20 lambs stolen from Halvergate and 15 lambs from Loddon.

Horse tack stolen from Shingham.

Scrap plumbing material(Radiators) taken from a garden in Wortwell.

4 batteries and 4 fencer units taken from a farm at North Pickenham.

3 caravans stolen from a site in West Walton.

Subaru with index AO66APX stolen from Colveston.

Honda 500 Quad bike stolen from Shipdham.

Good news story.

Stolen cultivator recovered by Police and returned to rightful owner, enquiries on-going. 

Batteries Remember to paint them Pink!

Various calls to Police with incidents of males offering to Tarmac drives, lay shingle or selling Power tools and generators.

Please.. Ensure you lock your vehicles and remove keys and valuables. 

Register your valuables at

. This includes power tools and anything with a serial number. This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) comes in to affect next Friday.

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We will need the email response by the 25th May 2018

Due to the administration of editing the list we will not be sending out the news letter on the 25th May but we will include any information from the week on the following newsletter on the 1st June 2018.

Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.

Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.

Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too.

Give him a call…….07900 407106

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
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

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