More than £5,000 of agrochemicals stolen in farm raid

Thieves have stolen dozens of bottles of pesticides after a raid on an arable farm in Hertfordshire.

About £5,000 worth of fungicides and growth regulators along with a Muller ECO terminal for precision farming, worth about £1,000, were taken from a locked container.

Hertfordshire police said the burglary happened sometime between 7pm on 8 April and 8.30am on 10 April in the Hatfield South area.

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A police spokesman said: “At this stage it’s not clear how offenders may have accessed the container. Investigations are ongoing.

“If anyone is offered any chemicals such as Upright, Toledo, or Prairie on the cheap by passersby and/or you have been a victim of crime with something similar do not hesitate to contact Hertfordshire police.”

Anyone with any information should call Hertfordshire police on 101 quoting crime reference number B2/16/1440.

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