Broker responsibility to warn clients of rising plant theft issue

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Based in Epworth, Lincolnshire, Harold Woolgar, of Harold Woolgar Insurance, said he was now receiving calls from farmers reporting the theft of valuable equipment on a weekly basis.

"Thefts have reached almost epidemic proportions. In the past 12 months we must have had more than £1m worth of claims come through," he added.

FarmWeb, a UK network of independent agricultural insurance brokers, said members across the country had experienced a noticeable increase in farm vehicle and equipment

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