Agricultural computer equipment valued at £35,000 stolen in farm burglaries

Police are investigating two farm burglaries where high-end agricultural computer equipment was stolen.

The burglaries were reported this morning and are believed to have occurred over the weekend.

North Yorkshire Police says officers are currently investigating the incidents.

The first burglary occurred in the Forcett area where a satellite and receiver were stolen from a tractor.

This has been valued at £15,000.

The second burglary occurred in the Hartforth area where computer software from two sprayers was taken.

This is valued at £20,000.

Sergeant Lauren Wilkinson said: “There have been a number of these types of thefts reported force wide in recent weeks.

“Please ensure you keep all property locked and secured where possible and report any suspicious incidents to us immediately.”

Anyone with information which would assist North Yorkshire Police is urged to call 101.