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Country Watch Update

posted 21 Oct 2011, 09:56 by Blackwater & Hawley NHW
Just a quick update on some recent information.
Dogs. We have seen a rise in the theft of dogs, in particular terriers and gun dog breeds. Most have been from the Thames Valley Police area although a recent theft of terriers took place in Petersfield. Please ensue you are aware of your dogs location and security arrangements including micro chipping and or tattooing.
Quads. Christmas is coming and some people can't help themselves but to thieve. Quads are again on the increase for theft. Locally we have seen several and an attempt theft of one. However due to the security arrangements put in place this was stopped. Record all details of your quads and any valuable property.
Dale Farm Travellers. As many of you are aware the eviction of travellers in Essex has gone ahead. At this stage Police and the travellers do not know where they are going. This area of Hampshire has always attracted the travelling fraternity so please bear this in mind with you perimeter security to land and open spaces etc.
Shoot Dates. Those of you who run shoots please let me know your shoot dates and locations. They remain confidential but allow me to be aware of when these are happening for both patrol routes and if complaints come in about gun shots heard.
Hunts. The same goes for any hunts. Please let me know where and when any hunts are on to add to patrol routes to keep any problems to a minimum. Again it is full confidential.

For further information, please contact Mick Ames (PC 1536), Countrywatch & Rural Crimes Officer on 0845 045 45 45 ext 603 201