Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

Update Op Stock For All Sheep Farmers And Surrounding Community

This message is sent in support of PC John Hutchings and Northamptonshire Police Rural Policing:

You may have seen in the media, the latest incidents regarding the illegal sheep butchery that has taken place across the county. Please a report outlining the issues using the link:.

https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/appeals/2019/july-19/police-appeal-for-information-after-further-incidents-of-illegal-sheep-butchery/

Can I ask that any suspicious activity is reported immediately. We believe that the offences are taking place during the hours of darkness but persons will be out during the daily light hours scouting the area.

Any suspicious incidents, vehicles or behaviour, report immediately. Where at all possible, conduct checks at all times of the day on livestock during this period of concern.

If any persons are seen to be committing offence's, please consider your own safety first, rather than go and put yourselves in danger. Gather as much information as possible and call 999 stating OP STOCK – Northamptonshire. We have putting response plans in place to support any calls we receive.

The NFU and myself are looking to get a meeting together next week, possibly on Wednesday or Thursday to get sheep farmers together to go over the current crimes and look at a join approach to policing this crime. As soon as there are any updates, we will let you know. Please follow our appeals on the force website, force facebook and twitter sites and my twitter @hutch472

As always, keep em peeled.
Regards
Hutch.
PC 472 HUTCHINGS
Neighbourhood Rural Policing & Wildlife Crime Officer
Daventry and South Northants

Northamptonshire Police

Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:51 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert