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Agricultural cutter worth £29,000 is stolen from a farm near Ludlow
1:43pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
A HEDGE cutting machine has been stolen from a farm near Ludlow.
Police have appealled for witnesses in connection with the theft of what is described as a large agricultural hedge cutter.
They want to hear from farmers or contractors if they know of a yellow and black McConnel hedge cutter being of fered for sale.
The machine, valued at around £29,000, was taken from a storage barn at a farm on the Earl of Plymouth Estate in Bromfield between 1pm on Sunday, February 10 and 10am the following day.
“The hedge cutter was dragged from its position in the barn and would have been loaded onto a large vehicle which appears to have then made its way back to the A4113 road along a track,” said PC Richard Dixon, the investigating officer.
“It’s obviously a distinctive piece of farm machinery.
It is a PA53 model with a detachable head section and has to be mounted on a tractor.
“If anyone is of fered a hedge cutter like this on the cheap in suspicious circumstances, do not be tempted. Please contact Ludlow police station by calling 101 so we can check it out.”
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
There may be a reward for helpful information.