Cash from perpetrators will help communities beat littering and fly-tipping

New rules have just been introduced to reinvest money raised from fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering. The funds are going to be spent on local clean-up activities. 

Stolen machinery worth £130,000 recovered by East Lancashire police in just two weeks 

Officers from the Rossendale rural task force have recovered around £130,000 in stolen machinery over the last couple of weeks. 

Dog owners warned to watch over their pets following rise in attacks on sheep

Dog owners are being warned to be extra careful while visiting sheep and lamb grazing areas. The alert also coincides with the launch of the 2024 Sheep Worrying Awareness Week on Monday 25th March.

Staffordshire farmers call for action following 18 rural crimes reported in six months

Staffordshire farmers met with local police officers, demanding tougher action after 18 crimes were reported in just one area of the county in six months.

Video: Police arrest seven men involved in rural crime

West Mercia Police celebrates the success of its operation to tackle rural crime across Shropshire after seven men were arrested. 

Appeal issued after gang butchers and steals dozens of lambs from two neighbouring farms

Police appeal for information following a double case of lamb slaughter and theft in Shropshire – prompting farmers to reassess their livestock security. 

Stop me! stickers given to farmers to protect machinery and vehicles against thieves

East Cambridgeshire farmers have been given Stop Me! stickers to help crack down on increasing agricultural thefts.

Farmers warned following rise in diesel thefts 

Farmers have been asked to protect their vehicles against increasingly regular fuel thefts in rural areas of Western England.

Farmers fined for keeping cattle with bovine TB reactors on farm

Three family members from a farm in Pembrokeshire have been sentenced for deliberately swapping cattle ear tags to keep animals with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) reactors on the farm.

Incident on Jeremy Clarkson’s farm initiates talks about fly-tipping

A fly-tipping incident that recently happened on Jeremy Clarkson’s farm has triggered debate on how to tackle an issue that affects many farmers in the area.

Farmers warned about criminal gangs targeting popular pick-ups

Police have been urging farmers to secure their pick-up trucks as they are increasingly targeted by thieves – often for overseas export.

Stolen farm equipment worth £80k recovered in Essex

Rural engagement officers from Essex have returned more than £80,000 of stolen machinery and equipment after a tip-off directing the authorities to a Nazeing industrial estate. 

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