Postland theft is reminder to secure fertiliser

Police want information about stolen fertiliser.
Police want information about stolen fertiliser.

The recent theft of 62 bulk bags of fertiliser from a farm at Postland serves as a important reminder of the importance of security of Ammonium Nitrate, says the NFU.

Police would like to hear about any suspicious sales of the fertiliser following the theft some time last month.

Due to the size and weight of the 1,000kg GrowHow bags, police believe the offenders would have needed mechanical lifting equipment and some form of appropriate transport.

Ammonium Nitrate is a key component of explosives and the NFU has said: “We must all play our part to ensure it does not fall into terrorist hands.”

Farmers are advised not to store fertiliser where there is public access or where it is visible from a public highway, and not to leave it in a field overnight.

It should be stored in a locked compound or fully sheeted when outside and checked regularly to ensure it has not been tampered with.

Contact the police on 101 with information about suspicious sales of this product.