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UFU Says Addressing Rural Crime Still A Priority

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the latest rural crime statistics underline the need for tougher action when criminals are brought before the courts. UFU president, Barclay Bell, says it is too easy to view this as a victimless crime that is generally covered by insurance – but he warns that…

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Police Say Secure Farms For Safer Summer

Many farms, by their nature, are in isolated areas of the countryside and the police are urging rural communities to work with them, and together, to prevent crime and deter criminals over the summer months. Supt. Brian Kee, PSNI Service Lead for Rural and Wildlife Crime, said: “It is important…

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Campaign Launched To Tackle Rural Crime

As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling rural and agricultural crime, the Rural Crime Partnership (RCP) is spearheading a campaign aimed at reducing crime in rural communities. The Rural Crime Partnership which includes representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Ulster Farmers’ Union…

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Initiative To Tackle Rural Crime in Down

Police are conducting a number of proactive operations across a number of districts in the next few weeks as part of a targeted campaign to tackle rural crime. Rural and agricultural crime is a serious issue and police understand the concerns of those who have been directly involved. It is…

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Ministers Deliver Early Christmas Present To Local Farmers To Help Beat Crime

Justice Minister David Ford and Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today announced a funding package to encourage farmers to fit security devices to their machinery. Famers in farm theft hotspots across Northern Ireland will have access to support funding to fit Tracker and Cesar security devices which police can use to…

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