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The Framwellgate Moor and Meadowfield Neighbourhood team have been busy over the last few days with a Rural problem.

We have been receiving reports that riders of quad bikes have been targeting farmland in the Brancepeth, Brandon and New Brancepeth areas. 

The riders have been cutting fencing and tearing up the farmland and crops with the quads. 

It is suspected that the activity may be linked to poaching and hare coursing. 

The riders of the quads have caused significant damage  and the poaching activities are clearly illegal and are cruel to the animals being targeted.

The Framwellgate Moor and Meadowfield Neighbourhood team along with colleagues from the response teams have been visiting the affected farms over the last few days and attempting to put in place measures to stop the quad riders, they have also been undertaking night time overt and covert patrols in an attempt to capture and deter the riders from this activity. 

Officers will remain undertaking activity in this area until the issues stop or the offenders are caught.


If you have any information regarding this activity please contact PCSO Daniel Winstanley from the Framwellgate Moor and Meadowfield Neighbourhood team. 



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Kirsty Lawrence
(Police, PCSO, Framwellgate Moor - Durham NPT2)

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