Tri-axle trailer stolen in barn break-in in Somerset

Police in Somerset are appealing for information after a tri-axle Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from a barn near Frome in Somerset.

Police said the trailer was stolen sometime between June 1 and June 2 and that the thieves went to “considerable effort” to get the trailer out of the barn it was stored in.

Tracks leading away from the scene indicate the trailer was taken towards Frome.

Image source: Avon and Somerset Police

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said:

A lot of effort taken to remove this from a barn.

“Marks suggest it went towards the Frome direction. Lets get it home.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting 5221121510.

Farmers urged to beef up security

A police chief is urging farmers in North Wales to use low-powered smart sensors to combat farm thefts and rural crime.

North Wales Police and Crime commissioner Andy Dunbobbin is backing a new scheme to encourage the farming community to tap into wireless technology.

The LoRaWAN (Low Power Long Range Wide Area Access Network) is especially suited to rural areas where communications infrastructure often falls short.

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The Future Farms Cymru project is being masterminded by North Wales Police’s pioneering Rural Crime Team, in partnership with their counterparts in Dyfed Powys, with whom they work closely.

Commissioner Dunbobbin is jointly funding the initiative in conjunction with the Dyfed Powys PCC, Dafydd Llewelyn.

The technology will be showcased at six demonstration farms in North Wales and information about the high-tech kit and its effectiveness will be available on a new website.

The gateways have a small antenna that can be attached on farm buildings.

These can connect to a myriad of sensors that collect data and relay it to dashboards on mobile phones and other devices, making analysis straight-forward.