Farmers urged to boost security after spate of GPS thefts
Date of alert:
Saturday, 13 May 2023
Farmers are being urged to increase security in their farmyards and fields as GPS thefts ramp up in recent months.
Latest figures from NFU Mutual reveal the UK cost of GPS theft has gone up 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period last year.
And in recent weeks, thefts of expensive GPS equipment have been reported in Durham, sparking concern other parts of the UK could be next as criminal gangs move locations to avoid detection.
Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers to increase their security as thieves look to cash in on increased farmyard and field work activities.