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Rural crime tops commissioner’s agenda

Posted on August 23, 2017 in Breaking NewsGeneric

Rural crime topped the agenda during a visit by Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa. Mr Dhindsa was at Castleton Visitor Centre in Hope Valley on Thursday (17 August) to where he pledged to do more to help rural communities. He met representatives from the Peak Park Authority, Derbyshire Dales District Council and High […]

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Sharp rise in cost of rural crime

Posted on August 15, 2017 in Generic

THE cost of rural theft has risen sharply in the first half of 2017 – despite a 4% drop last year. Early theft claims statistics for the first half of this year show a sharp rise of over 20%, according to NFU Mutual’s 2017 Rural Crime Report. The rural insurer said the figures raised concerns […]

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The NFU launches its ‘Combatting Rural Crime’ report

Posted on July 31, 2017 in Generic

The NFU launched its Combatting Rural Crime report with a reception at the House of Lords attended by MPs and peers including the new policing minister Nick Hurd MP (pictured above, centre, with Chief Constable Dave Jones of North Yorkshire Police and NFU Deputy President Minette Batters). The bill for rural crime is now more than £42.5 million and […]

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NRCN seeks partner

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Breaking News

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), established to  champion a better understanding of crime in rural areas, and new, effective ways to help to keep rural communities safer, is looking for a new partner to help manage their work.

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Operation Checkpoint tackles rural crime

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Generic

Six police forces teamed up for an operation to clamp down on crime in the countryside. Officers from Northumbria, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and North Yorkshire joined forces to take part in the 14th Operation Checkpoint initiative. They gathered and shared intelligence about travelling criminals, aiming to disrupt their use of the road network and […]

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University unveils rural crime survey

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Generic

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are calling for contributions to a new study on rural crime. The Rural Crime Study is led by Wyn Morris and Dr David Dowell from Aberystwyth Business School and Dr Gareth Norris from the Department of Psychology. Available as a paper questionnaire and online until Friday 30 June 2017, the study […]

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Rural crime is ‘policing priority’

Posted on June 1, 2017 in Generic

Police and local partners have launched a partnership initiative to tackle rural crime in Northumberland. A steering group of organisations attending the offical launch meeting included farm leaders, rural businesses, local police, county council and fire service representatives. It was described as a step forward in getting a range of groups working together by Northumbria […]

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner says drones could be used to help fight rural crime in Norfolk

Posted on May 23, 2017 in GenericWildlife

Drones could soon be patrolling the skies above rural Norfolk to help target illegal hare coursers operating in the county according to Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner.   Norfolk’s newly-elected PCC, Lorne Green, highlighting the work of the voluntary sector as he is officially sworn in for a four-year term Lorne made his formal Declaration […]

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Police crackdown on rural crime

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Generic

POLICE have taken part in an operation to disrupt cross border criminals. Officers from North Yorkshire Police and local Rural Watch volunteers took part in the 14th Operation Checkpoint – along with colleagues from Cleveland, Durham, Northumbria, Lancashire and Cumbria – and visited farms and remote areas. The operation took place overnight on Thursday and […]

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