National Rural Crime Network

  • 21 October 2019

Rural Crime Week of Action in Warwickshire

During the week, as part of the national Rural Crime Week of Action, officers from around Warwickshire, including the new Rural Crime Team – launched during the week, have been proactively engaging with rural communities at events, engagements and on their beat areas.

Meetings and engagement events attended have included Young Farmers Meeting at Dunchurch, Warwickshire British Horse Society, the livestock markets at Stoneleigh (Rugby market) and Stratford, a horse tack marking event, NFU, West Midlands Border forces meeting, visit to Warwickshire & Nuneaton Wildlife Sanctuary with the cadets and Alex Goodwin, plus an SNT event in Fillongley village hall.

Patrols and visits have been conducted to address poaching, coursing, heritage crime, wildlife, equine, angling incidents, fly tipping, speeding, parking, antisocial behaviour, numerous farms and rural businesses across the whole of the county.

High visual patrols have been conducted in villages and rural areas where concerns have been made.

Social media was also used throughout the week to promote and inform the rural communities and partners of the work of the force in tackling rural and wildlife crime and the activities that have taken place.

Read more about the new Rural Crime Team here >>