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Rural Crime Roadshow coming to a village near you

Alert message sent 24/09/2021 15:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary


Dear Citizen

From 29th September to 7th October the South Rural Taskforce will be visiting villages and key rural areas inviting farming and rural communities to meet the team, have their farming equipment marked and share general rural crime prevention advice about keeping themselves and their property safe.

The main focus of the rural roadshow will be to property mark rural equipment, including GPS systems and plant machinery etc. Owners must provide proof of ownership before their property can be marked.

Seventy-four per cent of Lancashire is rural so it’s important to us that we police these areas effectively. Rural crime covers an array of subjects, from hare coursing, badger baiting, through to plant, machinery and GPS theft. All of these have a massive impact on the farming communities. Talking to the residents in rural areas is key to our success. We want communities to tell us what their issues and concerns are so we can actively work to address them.

We know these areas can also be targeted from criminals outside of Lancashire and we are working closely with partners and other forces to ensure information is shared and acted upon to bring serious repeat offenders to justice.

The Rural Taskforce was set up in March 2021 with an additional 20 officers dedicated to rural communities across Lancashire. The officers are intended to provide extra resources to target, disrupt and address crime in rural communities.

Since the South Rural Taskforce was set up it has recovered more than 152 stolen vehicles, pieces of farm machinery, plant or equipment, prosecuted more than 54 rural offenders and conducted 66 operations with partners.

The mobile police station will be visiting the locations below from 10am to 3pm and the rural taskforce will be on hand to answer any questions and mark any property.

29th Sep – Haskayne Village Hall Car Park, School Lane, Ormskirk
30th Sep – Car park to the rear of Marks Square, Tarleton
01 Oct – NFU Skelmersdale, Centenary House, 3C Maple Court, While Moss Business Park, Skelmersdale

We hope to see you there.
Thank you

South Rural Taskforce
West Lancashire


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