The theft of two Norfolk red pole cows from a grazing field at East Ruston is among the latest list of crimes committed in and around Stalham.

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Police said the offence was committed between September 1 and October 31 at Chapel Road.

Other recent crimes include:

● A Makita hedge trimmer was taken from an unlocked garden shed at Mill Road, Stalham, between 3pm on November 5 and 8.30am on November 6

● Two windows were damaged by vandals at Lessingham church between 11am on November 5 and 4pm on November 6

● Two car tyres were slashed between 5.30pm on November 4 and 8am on November 5 at Stalham Road, Sea Palling

● Three vehicle batteries were taken from a tractor and a beet harvester left unattended in a field at Green Lane, Potter Heigham between 9am on November 6 and 6.45am on November 8.

Witnesses, call police on 121.

2 comments

  • And incase the words are those of the police not Steve Downes a few more cars in rural areas at night would not go amiss.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Oh Steve-engage brain-Red Poll not red pole. Poll being because it is naturally polled or hornless. Nasty crime especially if the rustlers make off with pedigree cattle with a value far in excess of their meat. Even worse when they slaughter sheep or cattle in the field-destined for sale in pubs maybe. I take issue with the " left unattended in a field" as if this was the reason for the battery theft. Until a few years ago anything could be left unattended in a field without some moron smashing it up to steal the batteries causing far more damage than the value of the theft. Contractors and farmers often have large beet harvesters and other lifting equipment many miles from base and it is not always possible to secure them on locked premises or to return to base at the end of the day. In case you had not noticed it has been desperately wet and farmers are struggling to lift the last of their potatoes before the frosts ruin them and harvest forage maize and beet in terrible conditions working well into the night using headlights.Those who have not yet drilled their winter wheat arealso looking for some dry weather. The last thing they need is thieves wrecking their machinery. A bit more recognition from the EDP of the economic importance of the farming industry in Norfolk would not go amiss.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, November 9, 2012

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