Caravan owners warned after a number of thefts

Police are warning caravan owners to take extra precautions following a number of thefts in North Staffordshire in the last week.

Two caravans were stolen from a storage facility from Bignall End on 7 May and two caravans were stolen on 9 May – one from farm near to Newcastle where tools were also stolen and one from a farm near to Biddulph.

Chief Inspector Mark Thorley, commander of Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team, is one of the force’s leads for rural and wildlife crime, said: “Enquiries in relation to these incidents are ongoing and I appeal to anyone with information regarding caravan thefts to get in touch.

“I urge caravan owners to be vigilant, to review any security measures they have in place.

“Caravan thieves often scout for desirable vans in the day before returning to steal them at night, so I also ask residents to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour in this re

gard and report any suspicions to us.”

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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