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Thieves target Land Rovers and quadbikes as rural theft in Gloucestershire reaches over £1.1m

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Thieves target Land Rovers and quadbikes as rural theft in Gloucestershire reaches over £1.1m

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Monday, 1 August 2022

Gloucestershire Constabulary

More than £1.1m of farmyard equipment was stolen across the county last year. The staggering amount of rural theft in the county puts it in the top ten worst place for agricultural crime in the UK.

Gloucestershire was the sixth worst affected county for rural theft. Costs for these crimes are mounting up, last year reaching £1.163m.

While the national trend for rural crime costs across the UK fell, the picture in Gloucestershire showed an increase. Farm vehicles remain top of their target. Thefts of Land Rover Defenders, quad bikes, and trailer thefts continue to plague the countryside.

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Quad bike stolen from farm in late night
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