Thieves target satellite receivers at farms

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A spate of thefts across South Holland involving satellite receivers normally fitted to tractors are being investigated by police.

Farms in Deeping St Nicholas, Moulton Eaugate and Sutton Bridge have all been targeted by thieves looking for Star Fire satellite receivers that are carried on John Deere tractors and valued at more than £10,000.

Police are urging farmers to take extra security measures and community policing inspector for Spalding, Jim Tyner, said: “These are unusual and specific pieces of equipment that people should be on the lookout for in case they are being sold.”

Anyone with information about thefts of these items should call police on 101.