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 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.