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  • Joined Nov 2018
Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:28:49 pm »
Just a heads up for you all. We live in Wiltshire, between Devizes and Westbury. This afternoon we caught red handed two teenagers trying to steal one of our lambs. They had a holdall with them and fishing line to,  I assume,  garrot the lamb. Luckily my son spotted them in the field chasing lambs. I ran after them and with help from some friends managed to detain them. The police were great and came on blues and twos and the kids have been arrested. While we were waiting for the police there was a black Range Rover sport, with bright chevrons on it, cruising around which we suspected to be connected. Social media has been great this evening and it appears that the car has been known to be acting suspiciously locally recently and is also known to originate from a travellers site near Trowbridge.  The kids will be released under investigation this evening so keep an eye on your lambs and watch out for the car, it is pretty distinctive.


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Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 11:13:34 pm »
Good heads up Sprig


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Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 01:47:22 am »
I think we all need to be extra careful of our livestock safety, especially of poultry.
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  • Joined Jul 2013
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Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 08:03:55 am »
Really important that the catching and police part of this is publicised.
Too often rural crime is reported online but I don't see the outcome and worry this makes criminals think it can be easily got away with or police aren't bothered or response times are slow.


  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 08:44:06 pm »
Heard on the local news , chickens were stolen in Aberdeenshire.


  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 03:49:52 pm »
Someone's also reporting theft of 2 border leicester lambs from a secure trailer in Anglesey
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  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Berkeley, Glos
Re: Lamb theft - Wiltshire
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 07:06:18 pm »
as a retired cop, one of the biggest problems is that you turn up somewhere and they say that this is the nth time they have been victims of crime... you check the computer and find they have not reported any of the previous offences..... how do we know to watch an area if we are not told it's going on?
report report report.... the more that is reported, the more chance of patrols being in your area... believe me, as a copper, I wanted to nick thieves sod the paperwork, catching a N'er-do-well was always a good day


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