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Two sheep killed and butchered at a Rushcliffe farm among spate of rural crime offences

This week has seen an increase in rural thefts, officers are seeking information in relation to three recent incidents in Nottinghamshire.

• The attempted theft of a trailer laden with steel from Langar on Tuesday 28/02/2023 just after 20:00 hours, offenders ran over the fields but the trailer and steel have been recovered.

• The theft of a GPS dome on Monday 27/02/2023 from Stragglethorpe at around 04:30 hours, these domes are worth thousands of pounds and are integral to the working of tractors and farm machinery.

• The attack of two sheep in Screveton where the sheep have been killed, butchered and the meat taken from the field in which they were kept overnight on 23/02/2023 – 24/02/2023.

Officers will continue to visit farms and farmers are also asked to bear in mind a number of security deterrents:

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• Remove devices where possible when not in use.

• Mark your property with a postcode and record serial numbers.

• Ensure the software is up to date, including tracking software, and marked with security warning stickers.

• Where you can’t remove a device, consider a lock or an alarm. #MarkItRemoveItLockIt

• Members of the public are also encouraged to use the What 3 Words app on their mobile device, this pinpoints your exact location and gives it a 3-word tag – this is extremely useful for officers responding to rural crime with no obvious point of reference.

Officers have also been at recent Rural Crime meetings speaking with a large number of farmers in the Rushcliffe South area speaking about a number of issues and concerns within the community.

Further farm visits and Rural Crime Packs are to be delivered to farms across the region, with numerous already visited.

Further rural patrols have been carried out by local officers and from the force’s Operational Support units, and these will continue to take place over the coming weeks.

Members of the public are encouraged to report these incidents to the police by calling 101 or 999 when a crime is in progress or in an emergency. More so than anywhere else, in rural areas, you are our eyes and ears!

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