Two John Deere tractors stolen in farm raid

Police are hunting professional thieves who stole two John Deere tractors from a farm in Lancashire.

The tractors, worth tens of thousands of pounds, were taken some time between Saturday night (7 September) and Sunday morning (8 September).

At the time of their theft, the vehicles were bearing the registrations PF16 EJZ and PO13 CNV.

John Deere tractor

One of the stolen Deere tractors © Lancashire Constabulary

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A blue low-axel, low loader trailer was also stolen from the farm, which is located off the Garstang bypass in Garstang, near Preston.

PC Rachel Crossley, from Morecambe Police Station, said: “It is believed the offenders have used the low loader trailer to remove the tractors, taking the items across fields through to Kepple Lane, where they exited on to the A6 to travel south.

“If you were in the area overnight and saw any suspicious activity or have any CCTV in this area, we would be interested to hear from you.”

CCTV and lighting

Police reminded farmers of the importance of securing high-value items and considering the use of CCTV, alarms and lighting in secluded areas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancashire Constabulary on 101, quoting the reference LC-20190908-0375.

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