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String of farm burglaries near Bishop's Castle spark police call for information

Police have appealed for information after a spate of farm burglaries in the Bishop's Castle area.

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An all-terrain vehicle. Picture; Bishop's Castle policing team.

Officers with the Bishop’s Castle Rural Watch Policing Team say farms were hit in Colebatch, Lydham, Bankshead, and Lower Heblands overnight on Monday into Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the team said enquiries and forensics investigations are ongoing and they want anyone with information or CCTV images to contact them.

In Colebatch, a trailer, hedge cutter, chainsaws and compressor were stolen from outbuildings. Offenders were caught on CCTV at around 11.40pm.

In Lydham, a workshop was entered on a farm where tools and a yellow Gasgas TXT 125 motorbike was stolen.

In Bankshead, a Polaris Ranger was stolen from farm outbuildings but was later recovered.

And at Lower Heblands, a Kioti Mechron was stolen from farm outbuildings, now recovered.

Enquiries and forensics investigations are ongoing. If anyone has any information or CCTV please ring 101 quoting 0056_i_14112023 or email

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