Rural Crime

NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line

NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously...

July 10, 2018

Up to 40 bales damaged in Somerset farm vandal attack

Up to 40 bales damaged in Somerset farm vandal attack

A Somerset dairy farmer has took to social media to vent his frustration after vandals slashed and set alight several...

June 27, 2018

Public appeal for information following overnight break-in and farm theft

Public appeal for information following overnight break-in and farm theft

A Co. Tyrone farmer is appealing for information following a break-in on his farm and the theft of his machinery...

May 22, 2018

Co. Down farmer found guilty of stealing neighbour’s cattle

Co. Down farmer found guilty of stealing neighbour’s cattle

By Michael Kenwood A north Down farmer found guilty of stealing five pedigree heifers from a neighbouring farm and fitting...

May 21, 2018

Up to 50 cattle stolen from Co. Tyrone shed

Up to 50 cattle stolen from Co. Tyrone shed

Up to 50 cattle are thought to have been stolen from a farm in Co. Tyrone, police in Northern Ireland...

May 14, 2018

Northern police officers given livestock training

Northern police officers given livestock training

Police officers in Newry and south Armagh have been given livestock training so they can become better equipped to deal...

April 27, 2018

Police appeal for information following theft of ewes

Police appeal for information following theft of ewes

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has issued an appeal for information following the theft of a number of...

April 17, 2018

Police appeal for information following theft of 31 cattle

Police appeal for information following theft of 31 cattle

Police in Co. Tyrone are appealing for any information relating to two separate incidents of livestock theft in recent weeks,...

April 11, 2018

Machinery valued at €80,000 stolen from Louth farmyard

Machinery valued at €80,000 stolen from Louth farmyard

Farm machinery worth an estimated €80,000 was stolen in a break-in at a farmyard in the Dundalk/Ardee area of Co.Louth...

March 30, 2018

29 suckler cattle stolen from a field in Ballinderry

29 suckler cattle stolen from a field in Ballinderry

A total of 29 suckler cattle are thought to have been stolen from a field in the Lough Road area...

February 12, 2018

11% drop in Northern rural crime levels

11% drop in Northern rural crime levels

The latest rural crime statistics show an 11% fall in the number of incidents recorded in rural communities across Northern...

February 2, 2018

‘Stolen’ trailer recovered in a different county

‘Stolen’ trailer recovered in a different county

A trailer thought to have been stolen in Bangor, Co. Down has been recovered by police in south Antrim –...

December 12, 2017

Operation FarmWatch: The latest drive to get tough on rural crime

Operation FarmWatch: The latest drive to get tough on rural crime

Farm visits, advice stands and vehicle check points were posted across Northern Ireland earlier this week as Operation FarmWatch got...

November 24, 2017

Cross-border smuggling blamed for NI’s 10,000 missing cattle

Cross-border smuggling blamed for NI’s 10,000 missing cattle

More than 10,000 Northern Irish cattle have been reported stolen or lost in just three years – with cross-border smuggling...

November 19, 2017

Crime initiative puts farmers on the watch for rural thieves

Crime initiative puts farmers on the watch for rural thieves

Farmers have been urged to sign up to a new rural crime watch initiative to tackle the issue in Northern...

September 26, 2017

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Calls for tougher judicial sentences for people involved in rural crime have been reiterated by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU),...

August 14, 2017

Investigation underway as 9 cattle stolen

Investigation underway as 9 cattle stolen

An investigation is underway after nine cattle were stolen in south Co. Armagh over the weekend, according to the Police...

August 14, 2017

Cost of rural crime rises 13% in Northern Ireland

Cost of rural crime rises 13% in Northern Ireland

Rural crime in Northern Ireland cost the UK economy £2.7 million (€3 million) in 2015 alone, according to the most...

July 17, 2017