Police are warning farmers after two precision agricultural systems were stolen from an unattended tractor in an isolated farm in North Devon.

The tractor guidance devices were stolen from the farm near Bideford sometime between midnight and 7.30am on Saturday, June 19.

One was a Trimble range unit and the other was a Topcon.

Devon and Cornwall Police are advising farmers to remove such devices from tractors when not in use, where possible.

They are also recommending that the equipment is marked with a postcode or at least in such a way as to be unique.

It is also wise to note the make and serial number of such systems as this would greatly aid their recovery in the event that they were stolen.

Finally, police officers are asking farmers to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or persons in the vicinity of their farms.

If you are offered any such items, the police ask that you call them on 101 quoting the crime reference CR/0505/21