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Alert issued after major theft of farm machinery and trailers from factory

Farmers, landowners and groundsmen are being asked to be on the lookout for field scale irrigation equipment they see being moved or stored in unusual circumstances.

 

This appeal follows a major theft of irrigation machinery and trailers from Briggs Irrigation’s factory in Corby.

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Alert issued after major theft of farm machinery and trailers from factory

Irrigation systems including diesel-engine pumpsets with full acoustic canopies, hosereels complete with mounted booms, flat deck trailers, a car transporter trailer, a compressor and a large corporate hospitality caravan were taken from the company’s gated compound on Sunday, September 16.

 

Briggs Irrigation and the Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information from anyone who has seen these large items of agricultural machinery which would normally be seen behind a tractor, being towed by inappropriate vehicles in the East Northamptonshire area or being concealed in or around farm buildings.


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Director Adrian Colwill said: “This was an audacious theft and given the number of machines taken we are sure someone will have seen something either being towed or concealed on a farm."

 

All the irrigation units are brand new. Some of the systems were ready to be shipped and are designed specifically for use irrigating racecourses.

Anyone with information can contact Briggs Irrigation 01536 260338.

 

The company knows exactly when and how the theft was carried out and can provide more details to those who believe they might have seen something suspicious.

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