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Another dog stolen in farm burglary

Stolen Dog

11:11am 20th January 2017
(Updated 11:15am 20th January 2017)

Another dog has been stolen from a farm in the Wetherby area.

A 6 Year old Female Jack Russell 'Pip' (Pictured) was taken between Wednesday night and Thursday morning from farm buildings at Tockwith. She has very distinct markings, being all white, with one large black spot on her back.

Meanwhile another dog and a Land Rover were stolen this week.  Police are appealing for information, and warning owners to be on their guard, after a burglary at a farm in North Deighton, near Wetherby.

Some time between 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 8am today, offenders entered the rural premises, broke into a number of sheds, and stole a vehicle, a dog and farm tools.

The dog is an 11-year-old chocolate brown cocker spaniel called Fizz. A blue Land Rover Discovery was also taken.

Enquiries into the burglary are ongoing, and police are urging anyone who has any information, or saw any suspicious activity in the area, to contact them.

Please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Steven Peachman or Knaresborough Police. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote reference number 12170010344 when passing information.

Land Rover owners are being advised to always leave their vehicles locked and alarmed, if possible, and consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser. They should be parked in a garage or secure area, or in a well-lit open space. Keys should never be left in the ignition, in the same place where the vehicle is kept, or near the front door of your home. Be wary of anyone taking an interest in your vehicle, and consider a tracker device and marking system.

PCSO Sally Breen, from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, said:

“I am urging anyone who owns a Land Rover – and particularly if they live in an isolated, rural area – to take extra steps to ensure their vehicles are left safe and secure.

It’s much better to spend a bit of time and money now on better security than to go through the inconvenience and upset of having your vehicle stolen.

Members of the public act as our eyes and ears in rural areas, and so if you are aware of any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to call it in, and we will take action.”

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