Farm Watch helps apprehend suspect.

A 32-year-old Hull man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break in at a farm on Humbleton Road in Fitling.

13 Apr 2016

The message that the farm had been broken into was circulated using the Farm Watch Scheme and alerted others to the need to look out for anyone matching the description of the suspect.

A Farm Watch member phoned the police reporting that a man matching the description was in his location.  Police were deployed and the man was arrested.

The man remains in police custody.


Farm Watch helping Humberside Police shut the gate on rural crime.

The Farm Watch Scheme in the East Riding and Country Watch in North Lincolnshire, encourages farmers to work together against rural crime, is supported by the police who have the ability to alert farmers to the sightings of poachers in the area via text so that they can be on the look out and report any further incidents.  Farmers are also key in providing intelligence to the police who can then act on information they have provided.  If you want to join a farm watch or country watch group in your area please contact: or

Help keep your farm buildings and equipment safe - follow some simple crime prevention advice.


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