Awareness campaign sees plant thefts fall

PCSO Charlotte Johnson with the TVP crime prevention tractor at Towcester Police Station.'110630M-A019
PCSO Charlotte Johnson with the TVP crime prevention tractor at Towcester Police Station.'110630M-A019

WINSLOW PCSO Wendy Taylor said she was delighted to learn there has been a 40 per cent drop in cases of farm theft in the Thames Valley Police area.

Thefts of plant and machinery thefts have dropped from 87 reported crimes last quarter down to 52 this quarter.

As a rural PCSO, Ms Taylor has worked hard to raise awareness of the problem of farm theft and encourage landowners to have their expensive machinery identity marked.

She said: “A number of proactive police operations and crime prevention campaigns were very successful and have proved to have had a significant effect on reported crime.”