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.
27 March 2022
Rural thefts continue to be an issue in our area. Please report any suspicious vehicles seen in rural locations, especially if they have been sighted in areas that they should not be in.
17 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.
10 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.
3 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.
27 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.
16 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.
6 December 2020
Rural patrols are continuing and Farmwatch messages are sent out following any rural crimes or suspicious activity.