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. 

Hundreds of sheep stolen as livestock rustlers target UK farms

UK farms have been targeted by livestock rustlers who steal animals and sell them on the black market. 

Jeremy Clarkson had to pay £250 after stranger dumped ‘mountain of waste’ on his farm

The star of Clarkson’s Farm spoke up about an upsetting incident that happened on Diddly Squat Farm recently, where a stranger broke a padlocked gate and dumped a large pile of rubbish on one of his fields.

‘Obsessive’ collector admitted stealing thousands of rare birds’ eggs 

An “obsessive” wild bird egg collector from Norfolk has admitted to illegally hoarding thousands of rare birds’ eggs. 

Suffolk company admits dumping soil in village’s beauty spot

Suffolk construction and demolition company Tippers R Us has admitted to dumping soil in a county’s beauty spot, near Aldeburgh.

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