Retford: Police appeal after seizure of 4x4 “poaching” vehicles

Police appeal
Police appeal

Police have seized 4x4 vehicles often used in crop damage and poaching type offences in Retford.

Recently, a Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 was followed a short distance before the occupants abandoned the vehicle on grassland close to some woodland and made off.

On a separate occasion, a Subaru 4X4 vehicle was located parked in a rural location after the users left the scene leaving the vehicle abandoned.

This vehicle was also seized by Harworth Police.

Both vehicles were recovered and if not claimed will be subject to disposal by crushing.

Off road driving and riding on land that is not a road has to be permitted by the owner of the land.

If that permission is not obtained then offences are committed and there are powers of seizure which the Police can use.

Police in Bassetlaw are looking to clamp down of this type of activity.

If you have information as to where Quads or 4x4’s used for this type of activity are being stored, please contact your 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800555111