THIEVES who it is feared may be planning to set up their own illegal game shoot have stolen £10,000 worth of equipment from a farm in Over Street, Stapleford.

A three-tonne low loader blue trailer, 4 Range Rover alloy wheels, one large heater used for rearing pheasant chicks and 15 bags of grass seed and maize were taken from outbuildings at the farm overnight on October 6.

PC Darren Willis said: “It’s possible that the offenders took this equipment to set up their own shoot or to rear game birds. I am therefore keen to speak to anyone who is aware of an unofficial shoot taking place in their area or knows someone who has suddenly acquired a large quantity of farm equipment.

“I would also urge anyone who was in the area at this time and saw anything suspicious to contact the police.”

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact PC Willis on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.