A tractor has been destroyed by fire in a field in Sutcombe, Devon, yesterday afternoon (October 15).

Reports of a tractor fire in the area reached Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service just after 3:00pm.

A fire appliance and a water carrier were dispatched to the scene.

Fire crews found the tractor upon arrival "well alight".

The fire completely destroyed the tractor and the cause of the blaze was determined to be accidental.

Appeal for information

An appeal for information has been made in relation to a trespasser who was discovered on farmland "punched" the landowner after being asked to leave.

The incident occurred in Chippenham, England, earlier this month.

In an appeal to the public for details on the matter, Chippenham Police said:

"Officers investigating an assault on farmland near Chippenham are appealing for information.

"At approximately 11:00am on October 3, a woman and her friend trespassed on private farmland in Luckington, wrongly believing there was a fox hunt in progress.

When the woman and her friend were asked to leave by the landowners, she refused. She then punched the landowner – a woman in her 40s – in the face, leaving her feeling extremely distressed.

"The suspect is described as white, aged in her mid 30s, of stocky build with short dark brown hair. She was wearing dark clothing with camouflage trousers.

Image source: Chippenham Police

"Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200101135.

"Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800-555-111," the police statement concluded.