Members need to be aware that a rogue tarmac gang has recently been intimidating farmers and demanding money with menaces in the Market Harborough area.
While it seems the gang may have moved on, if members are confronted by them they should not agree to any work, however tempting the price might be. Report it to the police and county trading standards without delay. The demands made can be very unpleasant and the more details the Police have the more evidence they have to clamp down on this sort of extortion.
In mid –March, a rogue tarmac gang were operating both sides of the county border in the Market Harborough. Several members were challenged in a threatening and intimidating way as they were targeted. Thousands of pounds were demanded with menaces, and the gang knew no boundaries in terms of who they made their demands to in the farming family’s they harassed.