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Chemical Thefts

February 19th, 2017

Police in West Norfolk are investigating the theft of a large quantity of agricultural chemicals from a farm building near Wissington. Offenders have broken into an unalarmed building and stolen items from within.

All farmers are advised to install intruder alarms on buildings. Farmwatch Limited are able to install a GSM based intruder alarm to monitor such buildings. The alarms cost from £600.00 plus VAT.

Please call us for further details or a carry out a security survey.

Heating Oil thefts

February 1st, 2017

There have recently been several thefts of heating oil across Norfolk and surrounding counties. The latest report received on 31st January 2017 was 2000 litres stolen from near Melton Constable. We are able to install an alarm system which will monitor your heating oil tanks, house and outbuildings. The equipment is wireless and will notify you by text and phone call as the thieves are attempting the theft. An audible sounder will normally be enough to encourage them to leave the area.

Stolen Geese from Bawburgh near Norwich

November 28th, 2016

Stolen overnight from a field at Bawburgh between 3am and 8am on 27th November were approximately 1500 geese. The geese were in a field. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or if you are offered geese for sale and are not sure of their source. Please contact Norfolk Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Lead theft from church roof prevented by roof alarm

November 13th, 2016

Offenders made off from the roof of a church in Mid Norfolk after a roof alarm installed by Farmwatch Limited activated as the offenders were about to lift and steal the lead. The offenders had scaled the roof of the church using a drain pipe. The offenders were seen making their escape in a vehicle by Church Wardens responding to the phone calls and texts from the alarm. Police are currently following up enquiries regarding the users of the vehicle.

Hare coursing incidents

October 9th, 2016

There have been numerous incidents of hare coursing taking place since the end of harvest and whilst the ground remains dry coursers are regularly driving and walking onto land to chase hares. Please report all incidents to the police and to Farmwatch. If you are able to obtain details of the vehicles without putting yourself in danger then this can be very useful. Details of all vehicles, how many occupants, how many and what type of dogs and if they are witnessed coursing or walking across fields. All help to establish offences. Please remember the coursers do not need to chase or catch a hare for the offence to be completed. The offence is trespass in pursuit of game.

PLEASE CALL 999 IF YOU SEE PERSONS ON LAND WITH LONG DOGS WHO MAY BE COURSING.

ALL INCIDENTS OF HARE COURSING ARE NOW ILLEGAL.

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