Police warning after farm trailer thefts in Lichfield and Burntwood

Police are warning owners of farm trailers after a spate of thefts across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Since the start of the year, 30 Ifor Williams trailers, worth a total of around £75,000, have been stolen in rural areas across the region.

Owners are now being urged to make sure their trailers are well secured and out of sight.

In addition, police are reminding owners to note down their trailer’s serial number, which is usually on a plate on the left hand side of the draw bar, and also the unique reference number, which is found on the trailer’s A-frame.

Detective Chief Inspector Selwyn Burton said:

“Ifor Williams trailers are expensive pieces of equipment and make an attractive target for thieves. We are taking pro-active measures to curb this activity.”

Police are urging anyone with any information to call the Staffordshire police on 0300 123 44 55 or, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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1 Comment

  1. Unconcerned Citizen

    29th October, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I bet they go straight in the melting pot – scrap prices are high and aluminium more so.
    Rather handily they are on wheels for easy pickings.
    I’d advise people to watch thier caravans too.

    If your trailer is stolen – a large number of replacements can be found cheaply on Ebay.