Massey Ferguson tractor stolen in farm theft in Somerset

A Massey Ferguson tractor (pictured above) has been stolen after a farm was broken into in Horton near Ilminster, Somerset.

The tractor stolen in the theft is a Massey Ferguson 4355 bearing the registration plate WA51 NLL. The tractor was also stolen with a front-end loader attached.

The theft occurred between 10:00pm on February 1 and 6:00am on February 2.

Avon and Somerset Police are asking that anyone with information call them on 101 quoting crime number 5221023215.

NFU Mutual Tips To Secure Farm Vehicles

  1. Remove keys from tractors, quads and loaders when they are not in use and keep them locked in a secure building;
  2. Keep your machine locked up and out of sight – thieves often stake out a farm before they raid, so where possible store machinery in a locked building or where it can’t be seen from the road;
  3. Use the CESAR marking and registration system – markings make your property less attractive to criminals and can help recover your belongings if they are stolen;
  4. Install immobilisers and trackers on tractors, loaders and quads – thieves can’t take what they can’t start and won’t want to be found if they make off with your property;
  5. Know what you own – take pictures of your vehicle and record all serial numbers;
  6. Join a local rural watch group linked to SPARC and report any sightings of suspicious activity.