Archive - 2016

Below are all the articles which were published in 2016.

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 […]


Police commissioners step up rural crime fight

Posted on October 31, 2016 in Breaking News

FOUR police and crime commissioners have come together to step up the fight against rural crime. The four commissioners – from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire – signed a Rural Crime Concordat, pledging to work across county borders to tackle the crime issues affecting rural communities. Read more: Police commissioners step up


Commissioner pledge’s to tackle rural crime in Cambridgeshire

Posted on October 25, 2016 in Generic

RURAL crime is having a devastating effect in Cambridgeshire, police commissioner Jason Ablewhite has warned. Mr Ablewhite visited local farmers and rural business leaders to better understand the impact of rural crime in Cambridgeshire. Read more: Cambridgeshire PCC’s pledge


New partnership tackles rural crime in Wiltshire

Posted on October 18, 2016 in Generic

The partnership brings together representatives from a number of organisations with an interest in tackling rural crime in the county. The Rural Crime Partnership for Wiltshire and Swindon was established by Wiltshire Police in consultation with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson. It launched with its first meeting at […]


Cyber thieves targetting farmers in Gloucestershire

Posted on October 6, 2016 in Generic

Rural crime is on the rise in Gloucestershire as thieves use increasingly sophisticated methods to target their victims. The annual survey from by the NFU Mutual, the insurance division of the National Farmers Union, and published this summer found that the cost of crime in rural areas of the county increased to £1.3 million in […]


Norfolk’s rural crime team tackles illegal hare coursing

Posted on October 6, 2016 in Wildlife

Criminals face fines of £5000 for hare coursing in Norfolk. As fields are harvested across Norfolk, the rural landscape changes dramatically and with it, the type of rural crimes which happen within our borders. Read more:


North Yorkshire cross border collaboration tackling rural crime

Posted on October 6, 2016 in Breaking News

Dozens of police officers and volunteers took part in a major clampdown on rural criminals last night. Operation Checkpoint is the largest rural policing operation of its kind in the country, and saw Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Northumbria join forces to target cross-border criminals. More here: