Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

The following is a Police Connect message.

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 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 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  999
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Danny Leach  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999

Crime Summary

Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Boughton, Coston, Fincham, Hardwick, Hillborough, Marham, Tibenham and Upwell

Quad bike and trailer stolen from Farm at Foulsham

Chainsaw stolen from Stanfield

John Deere gaiter (WA59CXZ) and a John Deere Satellite stolen from Stanfield

Cast Tractor stolen from Foulsham

Large quantity of lead stolen from Scrap merchant in Lenwade

Highway/ road signs vandalised in Hillborough, Little Cressingham, and North Pickenham

Ifor Williams trailer stolen from Hainford

500 Litres of heating oil stolen from Southery

4 X small off/road motorcycles and 3 Stihl chainsaws stolen from Feltwell

Burglary in South Walsham where offenders have used a chain saw to cut through side of building to access a safe

Propane and Butane 6KG gas bottles stolen from West Harling

Lawn mower and Strimmer stolen from Mundford


There has been a noticeable increase in Calls relating to Horses and livestock running loose. Please report any suspicious incidents to 101


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



Pink is the Colour-

DC Andy Brown reminds you that a simple spray of florescent pink paint will make your batteries un-attractive to thieves.
Whilst the offenders are on your land looking for stolen batteries, what else are they looking at?
Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to further incidents?
We would encourage all subscribers to Property Mark your items. This can be as easy as post-coding items or using products like SelectaDNA or Smartwater which can be easily applied to smaller items which helps identify them, combined with clear signage- this will dissuade thieves.


Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Comments are closed.