Latest Gloucestershire Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Friday, 1 December 2023
Horse Trailer, Tack & Equipment stolen from Gloucester/Cheltenham Area
Horse trailer, tack, riding hats and equipment stolen from Witcombe, Brockworth, Gloucestershire.
Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Loose dogs kill six sheep and injure 20 in 'shocking' attack
Out-of-control dogs have killed six sheep and injured a further twenty after they ran amok on farmland in Gloucestershire.
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Kemble woman must pay more than £1,600 for involvement in fly tipping
A woman from Kemble must pay more than £1,600 for her involvement in a fly-tipping incident which blocked a lane in Siddington.
Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Barbaric attacks see sheep decapitated in Newent
Police said the sheep carcasses had been removed and the heads left in the field in Malswick. It is believed that the incident happened overnight between Friday (May 19) and 5pm on Saturday (May 20).
Friday, 12 May 2023
Gloucestershire Constabulary launches new Heritage Watch scheme
Gloucestershire Constabulary has launched Heritage Watch, a scheme designed to protect the county’s historic sites, monuments and artefacts from the threat of heritage crime and anti-social behaviour.
Monday, 1 May 2023
Gloucestershire rural thefts prompt police warning
A series of high-value thefts has seen quad bikes and farming machinery stolen from rural parts of the Cotswolds.
Thursday, 27 April 2023
Quad bikes and farm equipment stolen in spate of rural Cotswolds thefts
Gloucestershire Police is urging people in the area to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity immediately
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Gloucestershire had more illegal hunting reports than anywhere in the UK
Last month, the Cotswold Hunt was suspended by the British Hound Sports Association after footage aired of an alive fox thought to have been buried by the hunt in a bag underground.
Friday, 21 April 2023
Police ask people to remain vigilant after thefts in the Cotswolds
Rural crime thefts are often from farms, woodland and domestic rural locations as well as building sites, and range from sit-on mowers and quad bikes up to very large plant and construction machinery.
There are a number of measures you can take to deter thieves, prevent your property being taken and to get it back safely if it is.
Thursday, 30 March 2023
Cotswold Hunt suspended after claims that fox was buried alive
A HUNT based in Gloucestershire has been suspended after claims that a fox was buried alive.
Sunday, 26 March 2023
David Lee wanted for waste crime on farm in Moreton-in-Marsh
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man found guilty of waste offences on a Cotswolds farm after he didn't show up to court.
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Moment creature feared to be panther captured on video stalking through forest
Tourists captured the animal on camera in a field next to the A40 in the Forest of Dean.
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Stables on fire on Common Moor Drove in Glastonbury
Police are investigating after a large wooden stable block in Glastonbury caught fire at 3 o'clock this morning (Wednesday).
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Bullet found embedded in a car on Cinderford street raises fears boar poachers are coming into towns
A person who says they are a relative of the victim claimed police told the family it was possibly a stray bullet from poachers. It’s well-known that poachers come from a wide area to hunt boar and deer in the Forest with high-velocity rifles.
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Royal Agriculture University students parade dead fox on top of car sparking outrage
Students at the prestigious university, dubbed “Oxbridge for farmers”, were also accused by local animal groups of throwing dead hares at passing cars.