Metal thieves target Cockfield farm gates

FARMERS in Teesdale are being urged to security mark metal gates on their property after three were reported stolen.

The gates, which went missing from a field along Esperley Lane, Cockfield, just after the turn of the year, were being used as a sheep pen.

PC Martin Dauber said: “I would advise all farmers in the area to mark their metal gates in some way so that they can easily be identified.

“Hopefully, this will discourage would-be thieves from targeting premises but should a theft occur, the stolen metal can be traced to its original owner if it is recovered.”

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