Crime targeting rural areas

Devon and Cornwall Police rural affairs team is asking farmers, landowners and the public to be on alert in rural areas as there has been an increase in the theft of agricultural precision guidance systems. Often fitted to tractors and agricultural machinery these devices are frequently stolen due to their high value and portability – so please ensure to either remove these items when not in use or mark as your property.

Also ensure barns and outbuildings have appropriate security – remain vigilant for any suspicious activity and report incidents to the police or call anonymously the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org