Good Evening all,
Welcome to this week’s rural crime update. Below you will find some advice ref rural crime within Norfolk. We are very keen to hear from you with any concerns or information you may have about rural crime, you are our eyes and ears so do not hesitate to give us a call.
Please note your next newsletter will be sent on Friday 12th August 2016.
Who to contact…
Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Metal Theft DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth
Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Newsletter feedback T/Sgt Horton-Smith OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
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Two Charged with Arson of Hay Stack at Watton Airfield
You may recall our appeal for information back in April when an arson attack occurred to a large stack of hay bales at Watton Airfield. I can now advise two people have been charged with the arson which caused £20,000 worth of damage. They have also been charged with arson to the local Sports Centre football dugouts totalling £6000 and a separate shop lifting offence. The defendants are under the age of 18 and cannot be named for legal reasons, they will appear at Youth Court later this month.
Protect your stacks this season
As you and your colleagues prepare the stacks this season please take note of the below advice, let’s all work together and share any suspicious behaviour. The Randall Team have worked closely with the NFU to bring you this advice:
Just remember S.P.A.C.E
Stacks – Ensure your stacks are not close to the roadside, forcing an arsonist into a wide open space will be less appealing to them. Have smaller stacks, losing a smaller stack will have a lesser impact on your business than losing a large stack. Refer to your insurance policy as you may find you will only be covered for a maximum amount & may be obliged to place your stacks at a set distance from the roadside.
Patrols – Instruct your staff to conduct roaming patrols recording the registrations and descriptions of any vehicle or persons seen acting suspiciously. Conduct these patrols at various times of the day and night.
Arson – In the event of an arson dial 999, monitor any onlookers noting descriptions and vehicles. Offenders will often return to watch the commotion that follows, remain vigilant and discuss your observations with the Fire Service and Police at the scene.
Cameras – Utilise wildlife cameras, they are very affordable, they do not require electricity and can be used throughout the rest of the year helping to protect other areas of your business.
Evidence – Report your suspicions to us immediately so we can promptly investigate. We can share suspicious activity with the many subscribers of this newsletter and by sharing your information throughout the rural community we are more likely to obtain the evidence required. Contact DC Andy Brown on his mobile number 07900 407106 or via the Op Randall email OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
If you have any information or suspicion about illegal activity concerning Wildlife Crime please contact our dedicated team at the below email address WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Please use it to report any non-urgent concerns, queries or information you would like us to know about.
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.
Insp Jon Papworth
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
PCSO Helen Maxwell
PC Ben Clarke
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
PC Garry Hoadley
PC Jim Squires
PC Sally Hammerton
DI Tom SMITH
PS Richard Bedder
PC Jason Pegden
PC Stu Doe
PC Sally Anderson
Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice
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 on the above number, he looks forward to speaking with you.
Rural crime updates
Please find information below regarding rural crime in Norfolk from 15th July – 4th August 2016.
Hockering – Unknown persons have stolen 60 chickens form the victims garden.
Heacham Bottom – Unknown persons stole a GPS tracker system from a combine harvester, they are believed to have gained access to the site on foot by an adjoining field.
South Walshaw – Unknown persons have stolen 400 litres of heating oil.
Little Ellingham – Unknown persons have stolen 900 litres of heating oil.
Thetford – Unknown persons have stolen a pressure washed left in an open field at the side of the A11.
Hockwold – Unknown persons stole a metal gate from a field.
Downham Market – Unknown persons have stolen large road side gates
Gayton – Unknown persons have stolen a device used to monitor and record bats.
Dereham – five chickens have been stolen from the victim’s garden.
Cranwich – Two tipper trailers stolen from a field by unknown persons.
Lingwood – Unknown persons have stolen a variety of items left in an insecure yard on a farm.
West Raynham – Unknown persons have stolen mineral licks from a field where sheep graze.
Waxham – A church lectern has been stolen from St Andrews Church
Burglary other than dwelling
Great Witchingham – Unknown persons have stolen various items from an old stable.
Downham Market – Unknown persons have entered an unlocked barn and stolen various tools and horse equipment along with a petrol powered street sweeper
Upton – Entry has been forced to a barn and various items have been stolen from within.
Theft of motor vehicle
Great Ellingham – Unknown persons have stolen diesel from a vehicle on a farm.
Gillingham – Unknown persons have caused damage within St Margaret’s Church to a stain glass window and attempted to break into a donation box.
Burglary Dwelling – None of note
Attempted Theft – None of note
Arson – None of note
Theft from motor vehicle – None of note
Wishing you all a safe weekend