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Farmer warns of battery thieves after three combines targeted in same night

A Scottish farmer has issued a warning to harvesters after intruders stole the batteries and radio from the farm combine.


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Alison Stodart, of Mill of Inverarity Farm, between Forfar and Dundee, urged farmers to reconsider safety precautions around harvest time after two nearby farms suffered a similar attack on the same evening (September 16).

 

She said: “The combine had been left in the field – as you do – but it was all locked up.

 

“When we got to the field yesterday the flap was open where the batteries are and the cab door was open with the radio taken.


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“The thing is they had come through a muddy field so they must have been confident in what they were doing.”

 

The incident affected the workload by about five hours over the weekend and Mrs Stodart raised concern this type of attack could be happening on a much wider scale.

“I know a lot of machinery is often left outside,” she added.

 

“We just want to warn farmers more generally that this type of thing is happening.”

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