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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 Wincanton 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.


  • Tuesday 17th August, 2021

    There are still ongoing rural thefts. Please ensure that outbuildings are well secured and any valuable items stored within have additional security measures such as ground anchors or robust, lockable cupboards.

  • Thursday 10th June, 2021

    There has been the theft of a trailer and sheep feeder from the Somerton & Stoke Sub Hamdon area, these items have since been located and recovered.

    If you see anyone acting suspiciously please continue to report via 101 or 999 so that we are aware of incidents that are taking place.

  • 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.

    There has also been a theft of a trailer together with a ewe and 2 lambs, if anyone has any information regarding this, please call 101 quoting 5221017043.

  • Saturday 16th January, 2021

    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.


  • Sunday 6th December, 2020

    Rural patrols are continuing and Farmwatch messages are sent out following any rural crimes or suspicious activity.

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