POLICE have launched an appeal after 300 litres of diesel was stolen from a truck and two tractor doors were taken.

West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife & Rural Crime Team posted its crime report for the week ending October 15 on Sunday.

This included a burglary in the Pudsey area last Thursday, where two quad-bikes (a Suzuki LT30 and Suzuki TL) were stolen, as well as a horsebox (Ifor Williams 510)

Meanwhile, the team also reported that 300 litres of diesel fuel was taken from a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) that was parked up overnight, between October 13 and October 14, in the county.

The final crime was in the Huddersfield area last Wednesday and reported as a "theft from a motor vehicle".

Two David Brown 1494 - a tractor - doors were stolen.

The Wildlife & Rural Crime Team also provided its usual daily update on incidents over the past 24 hours.

There were 12 reports in total, including five welfare-related incidents, four dog-related incidents (bites or on the loose), two loose farm animal incidents and one described as "other".

If you can help police with their appeal in relation to the three reported crimes, you should contact them on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote the following crime reference numbers, depending on which crime you are contacting the force about:

  • October 11, Huddersfield, tractor doors - 13230567495
  • October 12, Pudsey, quads and horsebox - 13230569482
  • October 13/14, N/A, 300 litres of fuel - 13230571569

What do Wildlife Crime Officers do? 

Wildlife Crime Officers (WCOs), along with their normal duties, volunteer to investigate wildlife offences.

The WCOs also attend and investigate linked crime types such as rural crime, plant theft (heavy machinery) and heritage crime, which includes theft from religious and historic sites.

The officers receive specialist training in the investigation of Wildlife Crime Offences.

They are supported by wildlife-trained Crime Scene Investigators and partner agencies such as the National Farmers Union, RSPB, RSPCA, Angling Agency, Envronment Agency, the Wildlife trust and many more.