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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|
Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Billingford (Diss), Burston ,Carlton Rode, Langmere, Marham, Shelfanger, Ten mile bank, Tibenham, Topcroft, Wacton and Winfarthing
Land Rover stolen from South Lopham
Items stolen from St Andrew’s Church , Letheringsett
2 X tractors stolen from Farm at Great Massingham. Found later close to theft location.
1200 litres of heating oil stolen from Caston and 700 litres taken from Bressingham
Mercedes Sprinter van AV11KCY stolen from Beetley
VW golf YH10DAO stolen from Haveringland
2 X John Deere Satellite receivers stolen from Billockby
A Battery and diesel stolen from a boat at Upwell
Large amount of Heavy duty armoured cable stolen from Happisburgh
Citreon Belingo (X895CKY) stolen from Caston
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Hare Coursing arrests.
Officers arrested two males yesterday (7/11/17) in the Winfarthing area on suspicion of Hare Coursing.
Both males were detained and their dogs and vehicle also seized. Both have been interviewed and have been released under investigation.
Please help reporting Hare Coursing.
Hare coursing is a blood sport and is a completely banned and illegal activity, yet it unfortunately remains common in Norfolk.
Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Traditionally participants spread in a line across a field and disturbed the hare from its home. We now find that it might only be a couple of people with dogs, who then release their dogs to give chase. The types of dog commonly used are Lurchers. Coursing is more likely to take place at dawn or dusk but it can also take place in broad daylight. The most obvious sign is vehicles parked in a rural area perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. We are committed to protecting Norfolk landowners’ property and crops along with the declining population of brown hares and prosecuting those involved in hare coursing. In order to do this we work in partnership with farmers, landowners and gamekeepers. If you see an event taking place we would advise you not to approach the participants but contact us immediately on 999.
If possible record as much information as you can such as vehicle registrations, makes models and colours. Description and number of people and dogs and whether they have been seen in fields.
Wildlife Crime: WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
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:
|Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead||Breckland|
|Sgt Andy Tomlinson||Breckland|
|PCSO Helen Maxwell||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|
|PCSO Mac Cornaby||Norwich|
Crime prevention visits
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