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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know


If you own a farm, smallholding, or just keep farm animals for fun, have you considered joining Farmwatch? Sign up packs are available with Somerton Neighbourhood policing team.

It keeps you updated with rural affairs, suspicious vehicles, and crime trends that may affect you. Phone 101 or pop into your local station to find out more.


  • Saturday 24th April, 2021

    The Somerton & Wincanton NPT carried out a series of operations over several nights which resulted in several vehicles being stopped. We are pleased to say that following this operation there has been a significant reduction in the amount of theft of plant machinery taking place.

    Please continue to report anything suspicious via 101 or 999 so that we are aware of incidents that are happening.

  • Wednesday 3rd March, 2021

    A 16” bar STIHL chainsaw was taken from a burglary at a Commercial Premises in Martock if anyone has any information regarding this or becomes aware of a similar item being offered for sale, please contact police on 101 and quote ref 5221044733

  • Wednesday 27th January, 2021

    There has been a stables and yard that has been broken into in this area, with rugs, horse feed and a battery energiser taken, if you see these items offered for sale or have any information regarding this, please call 101 quoting 5221017357.

  • Saturday 16th January, 2021

    There has been a recent increase in the theft of 12v batteries from farms in the area if you see anything suspicious or anyone that you do not recognise visiting your farm please bear this in mind.

    We have received reports of hare coursing which is illegal and causes damage to farm land therefore we will deal positively with anyone that is identified as taking part in this activity.

    Please call 101 or 999 in an emergency to get in touch with us or to report any crime or information.

  • Monday 30th November, 2020

    We have been working closely with the rural affairs unit and have been visiting farms and small holdings to sign more people up to Farmwatch. We want to create a community of people who will spot suspicious activity and report it to the police. Last month, as a result of a vigilant member of the community, we made an arrest in relation to theft of plant machinery and recovered the stolen goods.

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