Farmers warned to be on high alert for thefts of telehandler forklifts in Navenby area

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Police are calling upon Lincolnshire farmers to be aware of reports received of telehandler forklifts being stolen from farm premises in the county.

Farmers are asked by Lincolnshire Police to remain vigilant, especially in light of a telehandler being used to ram raid a cashpoint at the Branston Co-op store earlier this week.

Police Neighbourhood Watch Administrator Sharon Horne warned in a statement: “Please report any suspicious activity, unfamiliar person(s) or vehicles seen on your farmland, close to farm premises or outbuildings.

“Please ensure regular checks are carried out on farm equipment, padlocks and gates.

“Anything that may appear suspicious, report to Lincolnshire Police immediately on 101, quote incident number 183 of 25/05/17”

In particular farmers in Navenby and north of the village using a telehandler or vehicle with an extended boom are warned to be extra alert.

Ms Horne said: “Farmers in the area are asked to provide the registration number of any teleporter or vehicle with extended boom that is being used on the farm, including details of where they are being stored.”

Contact Lincolnshire Police immediately on 101, quote incident number 183 of 25/05/17.