Police focus on farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft with prevention advice

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Police focus on farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft with prevention advice

Devon and Cornwall Police's Rural Affairs Team are focusing on farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft with a series of short videos with advice to prevent becoming a victim. 

The Devon and Cornwall police rural affairs team highlight rural issues throughout the year to focus problem solving activity for police, partners and public.

A spokesperson for DC Police said: "We have produced a series of short videos with key messages and prevention activity and in April we are looking at farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft."

Advice includes: 

  • Keep a record of serial numbers, photograph equipment showing identity and unique features.
  • Immobilise vehicles and machinery in a lockable building with the keys removed and secured.
  • Utilise property marking and fit trackers. Remove tractor GPS systems when not in use.
  • Anyone able to offer information is asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • Join Devon & Cornwall Alert and farm watch so that we can tell you what is happening in your area

You can watch the video HERE



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