Warning after trailer thefts (Frampton Cotterell)

Police are warning trailer owners to take extra security measures after two thefts in the past month.

Thieves broke into a locked compound in School Road, Frampton Cotterell, damaging the locks and gate, to take an Ifor Williams double-axle trailer.

It happened overnight Tuesday October 13 to Wednesday October 14 2009.

The second trailer was taken from the drive of a house in Frampton End Road overnight Saturday October 24 to Sunday October 25 2009.

It is an unusual Erde-make, one of only five imported into the UK, and is light blue with white wheel arches and a distinctive streamlined design, said to look like a small caravan.

Neighbourhood PC Ian Matthews said: “I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have spotted an unfamiliar vehicle in the Frampton area on those dates, or who has any other information which could help our enquiries.

“I would also stress the importance of properly securing and marking trailers. They can be high-value items and some simple steps should either deter thieves or make it easier for police to recover them.”

Source: Avon and Somerset Police