Welsh police Dyfed-Powys Police unveil marked tractor as new addition to fleet

The 'novelty piece of kit' comes complete with flashing blue lights

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A Welsh police force has unveiled its new high-tech crime fighting tool in rural Wales – a marked tractor complete with flashing blue lights.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they hoped the “novelty piece of kit” would strike a chord with residents when it was unveiled during the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

The tractor was given a makeover for the force to use during the summer.

Inspector Tim Davies of Pembrokeshire division said: "We're very impressed with this new piece of kit.

“We are hoping it'll encourage people to come and have a look and to then speak to us at events over the summer.

“Engagement with our rural communities is important to us, and we want people to come and discuss any concerns they may have about rural crime.

"We're sure it will appeal to children and adults alike, and as part of the fun why not have your photo taken with the police tractor."

However, the vehicle is only on loan from an agricultural machinery dealer and will be handed back later in 2014. It will appear at the Pembrokeshire County Show in August.