Appeal for information after tools are stolen in Furness Vale

Police are appealing for information and asking residents to be vigilant after tools were reported stolen in Furness Vale.

A petrol powered chain saw and a petrol powered hedge cutter were taken from a farm building, on Yeardsley Lane sometime between Wednesday, October 15 and Sunday, October 31.

PCSO Lee Baker said: “It may be possible that someone may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area or have been offered these tools to buy and I would urge anyone with information to contact us.

“We would advise people to make sure that valuable equipment is stored in a secure building, and that doors and windows are locked when the building is unattended. Consider security marking any valuable items and record their serial numbers or any distinguishing marks to help officers to trace items if they are recovered.”

Farmers are also invited to join a Farm Watch scheme that has been set up in the area.

Farm Watch, which is similar to Neighbourhood Watch, allows members to work alongside each other by sharing information with the police and farming community.

Members will be signed up to Derbyshire Constabulary’s Community Messaging Service, a system where messages can be circulated rapidly to registered persons or groups by e-mail, voice mail, fax and text message.

For more information on Farm Watch, call PCSO Baker on 0345 123 33 33 or email

Anyone with information on the theft in Furness Vale should contact Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111