Nigel Welcomes NFU’s new Rural Crime Reporting Line

Nigel Welcomes NFU’s new Rural Crime Reporting Line

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Nigel Adams MP is pleased to add his support to the “Rural Crime Reporting Line”, a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime.

Launched by the National Farmers’ Union, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers, farmers, rural businesses and the public can ring 0800 783 0137 or visit www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk to anonymously give information about crime relating to:

  • large-scale, industrial fly-tipping
  • hare coursing
  • machinery theft; or
  • livestock theft

Rural crime is a serious issue for farmers, rural businesses and those who live in the countryside, and it can have significant impacts on a farm or another rural business.

Nigel Adams MP said: “I know how devastating the impacts rural crime can be, and I appreciate how important this is for our rural constituency. I am pleased to support this new initiative by the NFU and would encourage anyone with any suspicious of rural criminal activity to make use of the service.

The NFU do fantastic work supporting farmers and rural businesses in our area, and I was pleased to meet with Minette Batters – NFU President recently, to discuss the organisations priorities. I commend their work in establishing this new service and hope it can help aid this blight on our countryside.”

NFU Deputy President Guy Smith said: “The NFU has teamed up with the charity Crimestoppers to provide a service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about these crimes. With relevant information being passed to the police, this service could help to provide key leads in the pursuit of these criminals.

“I want to encourage anyone who has experienced, witnessed or has any information about these rural crimes to come forward and call the line – your information could be extremely valuable.”