Calne Police are investigating the attempted theft of a quad bike which happened between 10am on the 18th January and 12pm on the 19th January in the Lickhill Road area of Calne.

Unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal a quad bike, which was then found the following morning stuck in ice a short distance from where it was stored.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash camera or doorbell footage which may assist police with enquiries in relation to this matter, please contact PCSO Mark Cook on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , quoting the crime reference number: 54240007054.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.


There has been a recent spate of thefts of Land Rovers and quad bikes across the county, so police have released a list of measures to be considered for extra security:

  • Photograph your quad bike from all sides, mark it with your postcode, make it easily identifiable and list the serial/chassis number
  • Fit with a tracker system from a reputable company 
  • If possible, install alarms in the unit where it is stored. CCTV systems, beam alarms and wildlife cameras should also be considered where possible 
  • Use wheel clamps, anchor bolts and high quality padlocks 
  • Immobilise it when not in use and keep out of sight - consider blocking in with other heavy items 
  • Always remove the key! 
  • Report any suspicious activity. Often areas are scouted out a few weeks prior to a theft - alert your neighbours on who should or should not be on your premises 
  • Join local social media groups where possible that can make you aware of current issues. If you see anything suspicious dial 101. Always ring 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.