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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 […]


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 […]


Farmers to increase security after farm shop robberies

Posted on November 21, 2016 in Breaking News

A string of rural crime incidents has led to some farmers and rural business owners to think twice and increase their security systems. A farmer in Wroughton, Wiltshire has vowed increase the security in his premises after finding thieves in the farm shop on Sunday 13 November.   Read more: FarmingUK story


Devon pensioner fined for illegal wild bird egg collection

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Breaking News

A Devon pensioner has been fined £4,700 after amassing an illegal lifetime collection of hundreds of wild bird eggs. William Beaton, 73, from Yelverton, appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on 10 November and admitted to stealing the eggs from around the UK, including Devon and Cornwall. He pleaded guilty to five offences under the 1981 […]