Glyn Davies, Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, has pledged his support to the ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’, a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime.
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.
Launched by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in partnership with the Crimestoppers charity, 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
- livestock theft
Commenting, Glyn Davies MP said:
“Rural crime can have devastating impacts, particularly in areas such as Montgomeryshire. It is vital that we are all vigilant in reporting such crimes, and the new Rural Crime Reporting Line will provide an important tool in helping to rid this blight on our countryside.
“I fully support the NFU and Crimestoppers in providing 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 criminals, and will significantly aid efforts to tackle rural crime.”
To give information on large-scale, industrial fly-tipping, hare coursing, machinery theft or livestock theft, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 783 0137 or go to www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk.