Thieves target wire on farms

Police have received several reports of thefts of wire from farms across Northumberland over the past six weeks.

Thieves have targeted net wire, rabbit wire, barbed wire, high-tensile fencing wire, Ryelock netting wire and baler wrap with baler twine.

Northumbria Police said: “Often it has been left insecure and opportunists have removed it from the properties. If you are offered any ‘cheap’ wire/netting like this from someone other than your normal supplier then please contact us.”

If you have any information about these or any crimes, contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.