POLICE are awarning farmers in the Staffordshire Moorlands to be on their guard against thieves lurking in the cloak of darkness.
The advice follows reports of a suspicious vehicle spotted at night in the Biddulph area recently.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "We are appealing for information after a report of suspicious activity on Overton Road, Biddulph.
Sometime between 8pm and 5pm a vehicle has parked up by gates to a farmers field and removed the hinges to gain entry to the field.
"The offending vehicle has then driven through the fields towards some farm outbuildings."