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Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster)
Wiltshire Police = http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/departme ... horsewatch
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Theft of battery and energiser from a field in Heywood - night of 26th/27th Oct. Unfortunately, these can be easy pickings for a thief so PLEASE ensure that your items are security marked with your postcode or some other identifiable mark... It could act a deterrent! T
Police log-54110095703 01/11/11
Four fences cut and gates left open Aldbourne area - two horses slightly injured from going through damaged fence line!
Further incident in Marlborough area where fence/gate damaged-horses loose!JB
Some good news!
December 2010- Theft of a Black Ifor Williams 505 trailer from the Brinkworth Swindon area! The owner spotted the trailer on an internet site for sale, and arranged to view for confirmation! Glos Police siezed the traler and returned it to one happy owner
NOTE: Owner had recorded seriel numbers and made further ID marks, (post code)which were then photgraphed! JB
We have seen a massive interest and activity within Wiltshire Horsewatch since taking it county wide in 2009!
This month we see another exciting milestone, with the launch of our very own web site - http://www.wiltshirehorsewatch.co.uk
We hope to keep the site fresh and informative, and would value any thoughts / feedback from you!
Tell your friends to complete the contact form for membership.
You will find numerous links, including our facebook and twitter pages!
The facebook page has about 735 people following, with many actively using the wall to gain advice or making others aware of suspicious incidents in their area.
Horsewatch - It’s about horse owners working in partnership with Police to help prevent and reduce equine/rural crime
Winter time, clocks changing, means low light and the greater need to be SEEN!
Please wear Hi Viz clothing when riding!
I am constantly amazed, at how many riders are still putting themselves/equine friend and others in danger when riding on our busy roads!
It could save injury and heartache
This is a free service
Donations go to “Wilts Air Ambulance” and “Greatwood”
We can arrange to visit your yard!
You can view where future security stamping events/locations are on facebook ‘events’ page or access the info from http://www.wiltshirehorsewatch.co.uk/events.htm!
Saddle Stamping / Crime Prevention Advice
The ease of access to most farms, stables and livery yards, makes total security impossible - but there’s a lot that you can do to reduce the risks…
And it doesn’t all involve extra expense!
Horsewatch / Farmwatch
Schemes encourage everyone in the rural community to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police.
Noting details of strange vehicles or persons near to stables, fields or farm buildings is vital.
You should be suspicious of any unexpected visitors! The main aims are to:
• Reduce opportunities for crime and vandalism.
• Strengthen community spirit so that everyone can play a part in protecting their property.
• Improve two-way communication between individuals, equine establishments, farmers, and the police.
• Reduce the fear of crime.
Horse Watch Signs
Security signs are available on request!
A donation of £5 would be gratefully received for each sign, which covers production/printing costs and enables us to re-order when necessary!
Signs are A4 size
Made of durable “Foamex”
Endorsed by BHS
Some Good News
December 2010 - Theft of a Black Ifor Williams 505 trailer from the Brinkworth Swindon area!
The owner spotted the trailer on an internet site for sale, and arranged to view for confirmation! Glos Police seized the trailer two weeks ago and returned it to one happy owner!
NOTE: Owner had recorded serial numbers and made further ID marks, (post code) which were then photographed!
Theft of Flatbed Trailer and Red Diesel
Offenders had broken into a large barn and removed a trailer! Red diesel siphoned into a container and placed onto trailer! JCB broken into and damaged!
Following day I took a call from a scheme member who had found the stolen trailer and diesel on his land!
We collected and returned to owner!
Tack Room Theft
Sadly, a yard in the Marlborough area recently sustained a substantial loss of saddles and bridle ware! Following this theft, owners took advice from the Rural Crime Team and security hardened all areas!
This included fitting alarm systems, lighting and signage!
NOTE: Security measures proved invaluable, as another attempt was made on the yard but the newly fitted alarm did its job and offenders left empty handed
Rural Crime Team
PC Tony Miles (Wootton Bassett), ext: 730819 Mobile: 07817 689640
PC Mark Randle (Amesbury), ext: 724515 Mobile: 07952 989999
PCSO John Bordiss (Marlborough), ext: 739817 Mobile: 07968 942116
Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Civilian HW Co-coordinator (Westbury based): Tracy Barthram, e: email@example.com , t: 07980 502087
Together we can fight rural crime
Overnight offenders have entered stable yard and broken through brick walls of tack room and removed the following items
2 x sets of clippers, 1 x unknown make and 1 Lister, serial number;-14405
1 x Honda strimmer/brush cutter, 4 stroke
1 x Kent general purpose saddle, black
1 x King event saddle, brown.
1 x King event saddle, black.
1 x New Wintec Pro saddle, close contact, wid care? adjustable tree, black, size 17"/43cm, weathabeta code;- 663242.
1 x Pony saddle, general purpose, with crupper attatchment, brown.
1 x Pony show saddle, brown.
1 x Brown general purpose saddle.
2 x leather girths, 1 x cushioned elasticated girth.
2 x sets of adult leathers and stirrups.
1 x set of childs leathers and safety stirrups.
8 x assorted head collars including ropes.
1 x new navy and bright pink head collar with rope. Full size.
1 x lunging surcingle, black canvas.
1 x lunging head collar, black canvas.
2 x full size bridles, with running martingales , one with eggbutt snaffle bit 4.5" and one with stainless steel fulmer snaffle.
1 x cob size bridle with running martingale and stainless steel snaffle.
1 x Charles Owen hat, showjumper navy velvet, size 7.
1 x Carles Owen hat, black, eventing skull type. size 6 7/8.
4 x sets of body armour.
Various pairs of riding gloves. One pair was black and bright pink.
3 x pairs of chaps. 2 x black and one pink.
Approx 10 tins of cat food. (Felix).
Sadly only a few items are listed with serial numbers (highlighted), but it only takes one item to be identified and it could lead to an offender! Eyes peeled ......
As you can see, only a couple of items have ID marks..... but it only takes one of these items to be seen and we might have an offender!! Eyes peeled As you can see, only a couple of items have ID marks..... but it only takes one of these items to be seen and we might have an offender!! Eyes peeled....
* POL-20120229-0195 29/02/12
Theft of Horse Trailer from Braydon, Cricklade area. Blue Ifor Williams
505 trailer - serial number / SCK40000000139595 wheel arches have chequer plates on top - there is a dent above the tow bar a frame.
* Padlock cut from double gates! Trailer last seen in yard at
20.00hrs 28/02/12... any information Wilts Police 101 please.
Please see attached E-fit of a male thought to be connected with a non dwelling burglary at Woodlands Stables, Doncombe near Chippenham.
Overnight 07/08th February 2012 a large amount of Tack and saddles was stolen to the value of £20’000. The male in the efit has been seen in a silver Vauxhall paying particular attention to the premises.
Do you recognise this male?
Any information to PC 1741 ROBBINS Op Pinnacle – Ring Wiltshire Police on 101
(photo hosted on new TE gallery)
POL-20120404-0288 04/04/12 20.30hrs
Attempt theft of horse Trowbridge area - Owner heard noise at about 8.20 last night and on looking saw a male leading a pony down lane! Owner recovered pony after a struggle!! Desciription of male - White/tanned skin with wrinkles, short dark hair, 5' 11" wearing a dark hooded top and jeans! Male's direction of travel thought to be Southwick, no vehicle seen....
Any information regarding this incident to Wiltshire Police on 101
Scam Warning - Equine Waste
Be aware of a company offering an “Equine Waste Recycling service”! They offer to supply skips and empty them for 12 months for very little money!! One victim explained to me – “I took up the offer for 2 skips at a cost of £840 incl. VAT. These skips have never arrived.... I have asked for a full refund but not received it”. Wiltshire Police are dealing.
People in five counties, Wilts, Berks, Hants, Somerset and Dorset have all been scammed to date...... If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
If you feel you have been a victim or have concerns please contact your local Police Tel: 101
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