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Stolen Rug Rack - Saturday, December 28 2019
Wrapped presents were stolen from a locked car in Minstead on Christmas eve. One of the stolen gift-wrapped items was a rug rack.
If anyone hears of one being advertised or it see it dumped, please contact: grahampurbrick@sky.com or 07815 313182

Theft of a Kubota RTV from a rural premises farm in East Dorset. - Wednesday, July 31 2019


Sometime during the night of Wednesday 24th July and the morning of Thursday 25th July 2019 a camouflage Kubota RTV 900 was stolen from a building near Wimborne.

The registration that the RTV was bearing when it was stolen was HF07GUD. The RTV has some damage to the front ball bar and has no front windscreen wiper arm there is also a crack in the rear offside camo plastics.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190114758.

Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Rural Crimestoppers on 0800 783 0137 or via www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk

What is your security arrangement like for your ATV or UTV? Is it secure enough to stop thieves taking it?

We have put together a list of security measure to consider using to secure your ATV’s and UTV’s.

• Keep your vehicle in a lockable garage or building and make sure you remove the keys and keep them in a secure location and out of view, not hidden on the vehicle and out of view of any windows.

• Use a grip lock that locks the breaks on the machine to prevent it being moved without removal.

• Physically secure your machine using suitable locking devices and fixed ground anchors secured to the floor using heavy duty security chains and padlocks.

• Consider fitting isolating systems to machines that will prevent theft such as fuel and battery isolators.

• Keep and doors or windows to sheds shut to prevent persons seeing what’s inside when there not in use.

• Cover any windows to the building where your vehicle is kept this will prevent any persons looking through the windows.

• Consider installing security lighting and CCTV with sensors and PIR Alarms on the perimeter of the building or premises.

• Get your machine marked with security marking schemes such as Datatag or CESAR.

• Consider fitting forensic marking solution’s to quads and ATVs

• Consider fitting immobilizers, VHF and GPS Tracking devices.

• Why not contact your local dealer and ask them what they can do for you to prevent your vehicle from being stolen?

• Insurance companies will often offer a discount to premiums with these types of measures. Machines fitted and registered with security markings such as Datatag are 4 times less likely to be stolen and our 6 times more likely to be recovered if they are stolen.

• Record machinery serial numbers and take photographs for reference. If the machine is ever stolen a photo will increase publicity prospects and recovery of the machine.

• Report suspicious vehicle or callers to Police by calling 999 if the vehicle or occupants are seen committing crime or phone 101 or via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk if the vehicle is seen acting suspiciously.

• To find out more information of what’s available or to arrange a bespoke crime prevention visit to your farm or rural premises please email the team directly at ruralcrimeteam@dorset.pnn.police.uk.

STOLEN - Ifor Williams Horse Trailer 505 model - Sunday, March 18 2018
Stolen between 14th - 15th March 2018
Location: Rural Location. Beech, North Hampshire

Blue with aluminium trim & floor. See attached photograph.

The thieves overcame a security device to remove the trailer. Was last seen being towed at speed by a dark estate vehicle in the Headley down area early morning 15/03/18

Please call 101 quoting crime number 44180101004


Stolen Iseki TXG237 Compact Tractor - Friday, February 16 2018
Iseki TXG237 compact tractor stolen from Greatham on 13/02.

If you have any info on where the tractor is or see it advertised, please call 101 quoting crime number 44180059277

REWARD £250


Theft of Andover RDA trailer - Saturday, January 20 2018
BE VIGILANT - THEFT - An Andover Andover RDA trailer has been stolen from the church car park at Abbotts Ann.

Identifying factors - Ifor Williams 501. Green. Pre-loved. One of the sidelights, which stick out like an antenna, is lower than the other. The offside clip to hold the back door open has been recently mended. It has full length breech bars in it. NO CENTRAL PARTITION.

It was last seen on Tuesday [16th] this week & was noticed to be missing Wednesday afternoon.

The trailer had an Andover RDA logo on it, which is probably now not on it!

Incident reported to Rachel. Column number 16941. Incident number 44180022553. Thank you.

Burglary and Theft Location Ticehurst, Sussex - Sunday, December 10 2017
Date: 03/12/2017

A barn on a farm in Church Street, Ticehurst, was broken into and all the horse tack was stolen. This included five saddles and stirrups, one was a brown Stubben, bridles & numnahs.
A green Ifor Williams HB505 horse trailer, serial number 257643 was also stolen.

Details supplied by Sussex Farm Watch

Farmers Grant Fraud Alert from Action Fraud - Thursday, December 7 2017
Payment Diversion Fraud
The purpose of this alert is to provide knowledge and prevention advice to farmers in order to protect themselves from falling victim to 'Payment Diversion Fraud'. CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) payments are expected to be paid to farmers in December 2017. Information on last year's payments are easily obtained via the government website allowing fraudsters to know when and how much potential targets will receive.


Fraudsters who purport to be a trusted senior colleague or established customer may request that you change their direct debit, standing order or amend a bank transfer so that the payment can be diverted to a bank account which is in control of the fraudster. Fraudsters will often make the request under the pretence of a highly sensitive or urgent transaction.

Contact is made via phone, letter but most commonly via email (personal or work address) used by the organisation or employee (which has either been spoofed or hacked). The fraudster then provides bank account details into which the monies should be paid.

PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ADVICE:
. Ensure all staff, not just finance teams are aware of this fraud.
. Always verify email payment changes to financial agreements with the organisation directly using established contact details you have on file. If called ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to be routed back to them. Alternatively, hang up and call them back using established contact details you have on file.
. Have a system in place which allows staff to properly verify contact from their CEO or senior members of staff; for example having two points of contact so that the staff can check that the instruction which they have received from their CEO is legitimate.
. Always review requests to change 'one off' payment requests. Check for inconsistencies or grammatical errors, such as a misspelt company name or a slightly different email address. Ensure computer systems are secure and that antivirus software is up to date.



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