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Rural Crime

Priority closed

  • This priority is now closed as a result of the actions below.
  • If you have any questions or issues concerning this priority, you can contact the beat team using the contact form on the beat page.

If you own a farm, smallholding, or just kls for fun, have you considered joining Farmwatch?

Sign up packs are available at Chard station front office or from PCSO 8391 John MARTIN

Joint Operations carried out by A&S, D&C and Dorset Police tackling Rural Crime with good results.



  • Tuesday 29th March, 2022

    We are continuing Rural Patrols at random times and engaging with the farming communities when possible.

    If anyone is interested in joining Farm Watch/Horse Watch or Neighbourhood Watch then please visit the pages on our website to see if applicable.

  • Wednesday 16th March, 2022

    Continuing patrols of Rural areas are being done as often as possible.  Please report suspicious activity to us either on 999 if happening at time or 101 if non urgent.


  • Tuesday 1st February, 2022

    Ilminster Neighbourhood Team have been keeping an eye out for old Farmwatch signs and replacing them with new ones. This also allows us to visit our current members and catch up with them

  • Wednesday 25th August, 2021

    Three people have been arrested and stolen farm vehicles, plant equipment and a horse recovered following a police operation in Somerset. They were located following intelligence received as a direct result of a message sent out through Farmwatch.

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