Theft of Plant and Machinery
Between 17:30hrs on Wednesday (26/09) and 06:50hrs on Thursday (27/09) offenders forced entry to a barn on Thame Road, Great Milton, and stole a Kubota tractor with loading shovel, Saleen Viper wood chipper, Kubota grass cutting deck mower, Ifor Williams trailer and a log splitter. Any information to the police on 101.
More Machinery Stolen
Hampshire Farm Watch states that there has been an unusually high level of activity in north Hampshire over the last three weeks – almost as if a sweep of the area is being undertaken. Between 1 and 18 September, 17 different farm premises in a relatively compact area have been hit with, amongst other things, the following vehicles being taken: 1 John Deere Tractor – 1 J.D. Gator, 2 quad bikes, 1 4x4, 1 JCB digger, 1 JCB fork lift, 2 trailers and 4 horse boxes. NFU Mutual have sent out a message asking for extra vigilance and asking farmers to look out for equipment parked up in woodland etc waiting to see if trackers are fitted and whether recovery will take place. Please can everyone based within a 50 mile radius of Basingstoke alert landowners and farmers that this tractor may have been left on their land to "cool off". Please be aware the John Deere 7000 tractor is the current flavour of the month for criminals.
Tractor Thefts Foiled
In recent months three attempts to steal a John Deere 7000 series have been foiled. The last recovery was made at Dover docks, the tractor had been cloned to an exceptionally good standard, so it was not easy to detect as stolen