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Frome Rural Non dwelling burglaries

The Rural Beat Team are working with the communities to offer crime prevention advice and also to conduct targeted patrols to give local residence some reassurance.

We would strongly encourage everybody to secure and mark their property where possible, for our farming community we recommend fitting trackers to high value machinery as standard practice.

The rural Beat team will also be visiting village location in the community contact vehicle so local residents can speak at first hand with officers about any issues or concerns they may have.


  • 22 July 2023

    Reassurance visits have been carried out to due to concerns over non dwelling burglaries.  Burglary packs are given out to victims of burglaries and attempted burglaries.

    We appreciate all reports including suspicious activity which help us target our patrols.

    Rural crime is a force priority, and we encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity or is a victim of rural crime to report to the police online, on 101, or on 999 if a crime is in progress.

  • 18 April 2023

    Protect your self from theft by getting regular updates and warning of crimes and suspicious activity in your area from out Watch Schemes. We have the following Watch Scheme specifically for the rural community.

    • Horse Watch
    • Poaching Watch
    • Farm Watch

    Find out more and sign up to our Watch Schemes bellow.

    Apply | Avon and Somerset Police

  • 28 November 2022

    Recently, we led an intelligence-driven rural crime operation covering the Mendip East area. A multi-agency team consisting of Neighbourhood (PCs and PCSOs), Rural Affairs, Ops (drone unit), special constables and Wiltshire constabulary officers was created to carry out the operation.

    The aims of the operation were to provide intensive patrols around known hotspots of wildlife and rural crime; predominantly poaching and thefts.

    The operation stopped 15 vehicles, reassurance visits on multiple farms, and stop-checked people who were out legitimately pest controlling.

    In conjunction with the rural crime action, we ran a trailer marking event to help reduce the number of trailer thefts in the area.

    During the operation, we pulled a trailer displaying incorrect number plates and the correct owner’s identity was verified.

    We are pleased to crack down on rural and wildlife offences and protect agricultural and land-based business.

    Rural crime is a force priority, and we encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity or is a victim of rural crime to report to the police online, on 101, or on 999 if a crime is in progress.

  • 18 August 2022

    On Tuesday 9 August, a large group of people accessed Standerwick Cattle Market and established an unauthorised encampment.

    This created a significant disruption to the running of the market, damage was caused to facilities and there was additional disruption to other businesses in the area.

    Frome Neighbourhood Police spent a considerable amount of time and resources to collate enough information to instigate new powers under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, granted by the Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

    On Wednesday 10 August, officers from across Avon and Somerset visited the site at Standerwick to serve the trespassers with a notice to leave; they promptly left the site.

    This was a great result, utilising these new powers which have had a very positive outcome for the businesses which were experiencing difficulties due to this situation.

  • 8 June 2022

    Trailer manufacturing companies are experiencing extensive delays in fulfilling orders. This has caused an inflation to the second-hand trailer market. In turn, this has meant that the attraction for thieves has also increased.

    We expect trailers to be increasingly targeted by thieves so encourage all owners to get their trailers marked up. There are many products on the market to mark property, and Avon and Somerset Police occasionally run event to provide this service. If you are interested, stay up to date with future events by following our social media or talk to your local Neighbourhood Team.

  • 26 May 2022

    Frome Neighbourhood Police has been made aware of a stolen quadbike being reregistered in Frome. Enquiries revealed that the Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) where both the same as those reported.

    Partner constabularies have assisted us with intelligence on this Quadbike.

    If you are looking to purchase a Vehicle online, it is advised to use a free online VRM checker or if in doubt call 101 with the details of the vehicle.

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