Rural Crime

Large barn in Leighton confirmed to be arson

Large barn in Leighton confirmed to be arson

Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed a large barn fire in Leighton over the weekend to have been deliberately set. The barn,...

May 9, 2022

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police in Scotland are appealing for any information regarding the theft of 55 sheep from the Laxay Common grazing area....

May 5, 2022

Thieves steal lamb from learning-disability farm

Thieves steal lamb from learning-disability farm

Thieves have stolen a single lamb from a learning-disability farm in Stapleton, Bristol. The four-day-old lamb, which was part of...

April 28, 2022

Police search for suspects after alleged assault on farm worker

Police search for suspects after alleged assault on farm worker

Police in the West Midlands are appealing for anyone who might recognise three men following an alleged assault on a...

March 11, 2022

Police detect smuggled kerosene and green diesel in rural crime sting

Police detect smuggled kerosene and green diesel in rural crime sting

Working as part of the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF), An Garda Síochána (Republic of Ireland) conducted a number of...

February 22, 2022

Stolen farm machinery and trailers found in UK police raids

Stolen farm machinery and trailers found in UK police raids

Thousands of pounds worth of suspected stolen agricultural machinery and plant equipment has been recovered during a series of police...

January 29, 2022

Police appeal for 26 stolen ewes in Devon

Police appeal for 26 stolen ewes in Devon

Police are appealing for witnesses regarding 26 ewes that were stolen from a field in Devon sometime between Wednesday, October...

November 3, 2021

Key considerations for rural crime prevention on farms

Key considerations for rural crime prevention on farms

With the year pushing on, and darker evenings on the horizon, farmers will be keeping an eye on securing their...

September 6, 2021

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

An investigation has been launched by local authorities after some 600 bales of straw were destroyed in a fire in...

September 3, 2021

2 arrests made as part of rural crime clampdown in Down

2 arrests made as part of rural crime clampdown in Down

Two arrests were made for criminal offences during vehicle checkpoints conducted as part of an operation targeting rural crime in...

August 17, 2021

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Police are investigating an incident where two sheep were found butchered in a field in Kent in recent days. The...

August 11, 2021

Milkman mistaken for burglar and arrested by UK police

Milkman mistaken for burglar and arrested by UK police

A milkman doing a delivery run for a local dairy was arrested by police in the UK in recent days...

August 10, 2021

35 horses shot dead on rural property in Queensland

35 horses shot dead on rural property in Queensland

Investigations are ongoing by local authorities after 35 horses were found shot dead on a rural property in Queensland, Australia....

August 6, 2021

4,400L of ‘illicit fuel’ seized at unlicensed filling station

4,400L of ‘illicit fuel’ seized at unlicensed filling station

A joint agency taskforce consisting of authorities from both sides of the Northern Irish border has seized 4,400L of “illicit...

August 4, 2021

Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

The cost of rural theft in Northern Ireland is reported to have fallen substantially over the last year during the...

August 3, 2021

How did Covid-19 affect rural crime trends? – NFU Mutual report

How did Covid-19 affect rural crime trends? – NFU Mutual report

Despite an overall fall in rural theft during lockdown, the downside was that when criminals struck, they struck harder, using...

August 3, 2021

Rural crime costs the UK £43.3 million in 2020 – NFU Mutual report

Rural crime costs the UK £43.3 million in 2020 – NFU Mutual report

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Mutual has released its annual rural crime report and have estimated that rural theft cost the...

August 3, 2021

Increase reported in NI shed and outhouse thefts

Increase reported in NI shed and outhouse thefts

There has been a “slight increase” in shed and outhouse thefts in the Antrim area of Northern Ireland, according to...

July 28, 2021