Joining forces to tackle Heritage Crime

The National Rural Crime Network today joined forces with Historic England and other key partners to tackle heritage crime in rural areas. 

Today (Tuesday 23rd June 2023) the National Rural Crime Network held a Heritage Crime Round Table and workshop with expert partners to develop a new partnership strategy to tackle heritage crime in our rural communities.

Partners including Police & Crime Commissioners, experts from academia, front line policing, commercial partners and  archaeology met for the first time to plan out new ways and ideas to tackle heritage crime in rural areas.

Tim Passmore, Chair of the NRCN spoke after the event:

“Heritage Crime in rural areas is often overlooked and we can increasingly see that our heritage sites and historic buildings are becoming an increasing target for criminal gangs. Today we have all come together to develop a new action plan to tackle heritage crime that will put this difficult issue up the political agenda.”

The NRCN will now begin work on publishing a new action plan on tackling heritage crime with our partners.