Treble Fendt theft from Petersfield farm

Police in Sussex are appealing for witnesses following the theft of three tractors near Petersfield.

The three Fendt 720 Vario tractors were stolen from a shed on a farm in Slade Lane, Petersfield overnight between Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.

One of the tractors was discovered abandoned nearby and a second tractor has been recovered from Southampton, Hampshire. However, the third remains unrecovered.

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “If you witnessed any suspicious behaviour in this area or saw a tractor on the A27 heading toward Hampshire on the morning of Sunday, January 27 we would like to hear from you.

“[You can] report information either online or by calling ‘101’ quoting reference ‘411 of 27/01’.”

She added that alternatively, those wishing to on information anonymously can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity on: 0800-555-111.

It just comes a few days after police thanked the public for their help in the recovering six stolen vintage and classic tractors and machines worth around £100,000.

Sometime between 4:00pm on Friday, January 18, and 12:00pm on Sunday, January 20, thieves forced their way into an outbuilding and took the tractors. It’s believed a low loader was used to transport them.

A spokesman for Stafford Police said the machines were found as a direct result of information provided by the public following an appeal.