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Nottinghamshire Police appeal after thieves steal £84,000-worth of chemicals from Little Carlton farm

A burglary in which £84,000-worth of chemicals were stolen was a planned operation, police believe.

Thieves disabled CCTV and removed panels to enter a storage building at a farm in Ollerton Road, Little Carlton, sometime between 8.30am on Monday (April 26) and 7am the following day.

The large quantity of chemicals taken were going to be used as a fungicide for spraying potato crops during the upcoming season.

£84,000-worth of chemicals were stolen from a Little Carlton farm. (46726699)
£84,000-worth of chemicals were stolen from a Little Carlton farm. (46726699)

Inspector Charlotte Allardice, district commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: "We are working on a number of potential leads at the moment but it's clear that this was a pre-planned operation.

"The chemicals are only valuable to the agricultural industry and they are not harmful unless they were consumed in extremely large quantities.

"We'd urge anyone with any information that could assist the investigation to get in touch with us. This incident has massively impacted on the livelihood of a family-run business and has left them devastated."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 92 of April 27.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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