POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a quad bike was stolen from Somerset in April. 

A red Honda TRX 420 was taken between 11pm and 7am on Monday, April 29/Tuesday, April 30 from a property in Fivehead, Taunton. 

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and asking anyone who may have seen anything to call 101 and quote reference 5224110596.

The police's rural crime team are also investigating the theft of a trailer from North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet. 

Tipping trailer.Tipping trailer. (Image: Avon and Somerset Police)

Overnight on June 15/16, an Ifor Williams TT3017 tipping trailer was stolen. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 5224155493. 

Avon and Somerset Police has said the theft of quad bikes is on the rise, and the force has issued advice on how to prevent these incidents: 

  • Keep your Quad / ATV in a lockable building and make sure you remove the keys and keep them in a secure location and out of view, not hidden on the vehicle.
  • Cover any windows in your outbuildings where the vehicle is stored, this will prevent anyone seeing inside and viewing the vehicle.
  • Consider using a locking device that locks the breaks on the vehicle to prevent it being moved when being stored.
  • Physically secure your machine using suitable locking devices and fixed ground anchors secured to the floor using heavy duty security chains and padlocks.
  • Consider fitting GPS Tracking devices.
  • Get your machine marked with security/ forensic marking kit.
  • Record machinery serial numbers and take photographs for reference. If the machine is stolen a photo will increase publicity and possibly aid the recovery of your stolen vehicle.