Police seek help to tackle rural crime in Wolds area

Police tackling rural crime in the Wolds EMN-161006-125138001
Police tackling rural crime in the Wolds EMN-161006-125138001

Lincolnshire Police are urging communities to help tackle rural crime following a spate of thefts in the Wolds.

Several villages have been subject to a spate of rural crime, including burglaries to farms, workshops and garages. Tools, agricultural vehicles and Land Rover 4x4s (and Land Rover parts) having been stolen in most cases.

As part of Operation Aardwolf, put in place to tackle rural crime, police officers have been joined on patrol by PCSOs, volunteer Special Constables and specialist officers from the East Midlands Specialist Operations Support team (EMOpSS).

Louth’s Community Policing Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn said: “I understand the effect these crimes have been having on victims in our rural communities and as a result we have been making proactive efforts to address this issue.

“We rely greatly on information and intelligence from the public. If you have anything you think might be relevant, or even just have any suspicions about particular people or activity, please contact us on 101.”

Police stress the operation has led to several arrests and convictions .

Property found in woods in Binbrook has been linked to thefts in Woodhall Spa and North Willingham.

Insp Myszczyszyn said: “I want to reassure our community that we take rural crime very seriously and encourage people to report any suspicious activity to us.”