45 sheep killed in ‘absolutely traumatic’ dog attack 

At the beginning of February, a flock of sheep from Langford Farm, near Tavistock, in Devon were chased over three fields by out-of-control dogs. 45 animals were killed.

Rural crime team recovered £100,000-worth of stolen property in just five months 

£100,000-worth of stolen property has been recovered in just five months by a new police team in Cumbria.

Staffordshire farmer fined over £4,000 for burning and burying waste

A Staffordshire farmer has to pay over £4,000 for burning and burying waste on his land in Whittington.

Shropshire farmers warned after recent burglary and car thefts 

Shropshire farmers have been warned to protect their farms against crime following recent farm burglary and vehicle thefts. 

Two fly-tippers captured by West Midlands villagers

Two fly-tippers have been detained following a citizen’s arrest in Warwickshire last week. 

Herefordshire farmer jailed after admitting to second environmental offence 

Herefordshire farmer John Price has been sentenced for organising the illegal felling of trees, shortly before he was imprisoned for another environmental offence.

Government backs bill to tackle dog attacks on livestock

The UK government has backed new legislation to tackle livestock worrying. The new measures aim to reduce dog attacks on animals and help secure successful prosecutions that recognise impacts of the attacks on farmers and their businesses. 

Livestock worth £1.8m killed and injured by dogs in just one year

Farm animals worth an estimated £1.8 million were killed or injured by out-of-control dogs in only one year, NFU Mutual says.

Action needed after over 1m fly-tipping incidents reported in England last year

The NFU has made an urgent call for action after the latest statistics show that more than one million incidents of fly-tipping were reported across England last year.

Surrey farm appeals for witnesses after devastating fire

Manor Farm, in Wotton, took to social media with evidence of a suspected arson attack that left their winter feed, bedding supply and barn ‘absolutely ruined’.

Dozens of stolen GPS units recovered as thieves jailed

A pair of “calculated criminals” has been jailed after stealing more than £200,000 worth of farming equipment from across Yorkshire.

Organised criminals stripped farmer’s Defender with “military precision”

The cost of Land Rover Defender thefts is nearly at £2.5 million, remaining stubbornly high in 2022 after a sharp increase in 2021, NFU Mutual has warned.

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