On Wednesday this week, in the early hours Police were contacted by Mobile Rural Watch members in Helmsley saying that they had poachers driving over their fields. This is a regular occurrence in all parts of North Yorkshire and will not be tolerated by Police. It is heart breaking for farmers to wake up to find vehicles have driven over their crops damaging and sometimes ruining their hard work. Luckily today there is a happy ending. Although crops have been damaged the 2 vehicles became stuck up to their axles in waterlogged ground and had to be abandoned. After being dragged out of the field these vehicles have been seized by Police and enquiries will be made to find owners.

Poaching is a priority for Police. Help us stamp it out by making that call.