Campaign launched to combat rural crime

Campaign launched to combat rural crime

Campaign launched to combat rural crime

First published in News

A new campaign is being launched online to combat rural crime.

Crimestoppers is launching the Scene it, Herd it, Speak up about it anonymously campaign today in a bid to reduce the £42.3million lost in rural theft in 2012.

The charity will be spreading the message through social media sites in particular giving advice to fight back against poaching, hare-coursing, theft of oil, metal and machinery.

The charity is also hosting a blog via www.blog.crimestoppers-uk.org

The campaign is being supported by the National Farmers’ Union among others.

Rural crime is a major focus in Essex due to the amount of farms and farmland across the county.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Although crime occurs less in rural areas, it does still exist and impacts on large sections of the community.

“Police officers, specialist wildlife officers, PCSOs and rural Special Constables are working to combat rural crime by improving police engagement and the provision of information within rural communities, improving the skills and deployment of our rural policing teams and ensuring the further development of Rural Watch schemes.”

Visit the Essex Police website for more details.
Anyone with information or suspicions concerning criminal activity in the rural community can also ring the Crimestoppers national 24/7 telephone number on 0800 555 111 or contact the charity via our Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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1:16pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

about time to
about time to Bhudeeka
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1:16pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

cute picture by the way
cute picture by the way Bhudeeka
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2:23pm Wed 12 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Bhudeeka. If you like this kind of picture check out the following website of a fantastic artist based on the isle of Mull
www.thebrucegallery.
co.uk
Bhudeeka. If you like this kind of picture check out the following website of a fantastic artist based on the isle of Mull www.thebrucegallery. co.uk The Stinker Returns
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8:17am Thu 13 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

thank you very much The Stinker Returns - I will do that later today
thank you very much The Stinker Returns - I will do that later today Bhudeeka
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8:19am Thu 13 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

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I couldn't wait The Stinker Returns - just had a quick look at the gallery, will have a good look later. They are brilliant picutres thank you once again for pointing out this website to me Bhudeeka
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8:56am Thu 13 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

I bought "Lochside" which is featured in the Sold Examples. It's pretty massive and has pride of place in my living room.
I bought "Lochside" which is featured in the Sold Examples. It's pretty massive and has pride of place in my living room. The Stinker Returns
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7:09pm Sat 15 Mar 14

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The Stinker Returns wrote:
Bhudeeka. If you like this kind of picture check out the following website of a fantastic artist based on the isle of Mull
www.thebrucegallery.

co.uk
He might know how to capture a cow but he's way off base when it comes to the Union Jack!
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: Bhudeeka. If you like this kind of picture check out the following website of a fantastic artist based on the isle of Mull www.thebrucegallery. co.uk[/p][/quote]He might know how to capture a cow but he's way off base when it comes to the Union Jack! /@|_|@\
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