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Antony Crofts (Police, SGT 879, East Bassetlaw)

Police Officers from East Bassetlaw have seized two large off road vehicles in the last 3 weeks as a result of reports of crop damage by offenders who had driven those vehicles on farmers land and caused damage to crops as a result. Harworth Police officers are currently investigating several such incidents and further seizures are likely in the future.

The seized vehicles will, where possible, be kept pending any court case and an application to the courts is to be made for those vehicles to be forfeited.

Local farmers are working alongside the Police in order to both prevent these issues, and identify those vehicles used in such a way.

Offenders using vehicles in this manner run the risk of losing, what may be their only form of transport, with a confiscation order meaning they lose that vehicle for good.

Anyone with information of persons and or vehicles used in such a manner, can contact their local Police officer via the Nottinghamshire Police web site. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Sgt 879 Crofts
Harworth Police Station.