Arson at Neswick near Bainton farm destroys bales

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POLICE are investigating after 300 straw bales were destroyed in an arson attack at a farm in Neswick, near Bainton.

The attack involved a stack which was about 200ft in area and 50ft high.

Police said that between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday September 30 the stack been left to await collection but someone set alight the bales, destroying all the straw to the value of approximately £5,000.

Police are appealing for information. Anyone who can help should phone 101 and quote crime reference 1933162.

Officers are also investigating a burglary in Brandesburton which happened over the weekend of Friday September 28 to Sunday 30.

Thieves forced entry to rooms above the garage of an address on Elm Tree Way and stole two bicycles and electrical equipment. The owner believes a vehicle would have had to be used to transport the goods. One is a red Tarmac SL35 Works ZIPP404 road bike and the other is a chrome Canondale Mountain Cycle.

Between Sunday September 30 and Wednesday October 3 diesel was also stolen from the village when criminals removed the underside fuel drain plug of a 4 x4 Isuzu vehicle on a drive and the diesel fuel was stolend.

Land Rover parts were stolen from Driffield Showground at around 2.30pm on Sunday September 30, when a Blue Land Rover Discovery VRM YW53CXV was left parked secure and unattended on the grass parking area.

The thief stole the glass from the electric driver’s side wing mirror

The vehicle was fitted with an internal motion alarm but it did not activate as no entry was gained.

Between 6.30am and 7pm on Thursday October 4 criminals entered the back garden of a detached house in Middle Street, Kilham.

A double size 6ft copper water tank covered in green insulation with the word “Driffield” written on it in black marker pen was taken. It had been stored between the house and outbuildings, out of sight of passing traffic on the main road. The tank would have required two people to lift due to its weight and a vehicle would also have been required to it transport away.

Police arrested a woman for shop theft at Lidl, Driffield, at around 5.30pm on Saturday September 29.

The middle-aged woman stole a bottle of vodka and a bottle of Cherry Snapps from the shop on Mill Street.

She was seen putting the bottles in her handbag and walking out of the store without paying for them.

Shortly after she was identified and arrested by the police for shop theft.

During interview the female admitted the theft and was bailed to a later date.

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