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Help us stamp out rural crime – Farming Ballymena

The PSNI Ballymena recently published some information for farmers about Rural Crime. Their slogan is:

 Seen it? Heard it? Speak up about it? Help us stamp out rural crime #RuralCrimePartnershipNI

Help us stamp out rural crime - Farming Ballymena

Help us stamp out rural crime – Farming Ballymena

The police are appealing for more eyes and ears across the countryside, raising awareness of the signs of rural crime. People can now contact Crimestoppers anonymously with any information to help stop this problem. Here is some information from the Rural Crime Partnership (RCP).

Crime affecting rural communities can have a knock-on effect on all of us. Criminals can target isolated areas and hard-to-protect buildings. By appealing for more eyes and ears across the countryside, raising awareness of the signs of rural crime and urging the public to contact Crimestoppers anonymously, we can tackle those who seek to target the rural community in this way.

The Rural Crime Partnership brings together representatives from key organisations with a vested interest in tackling crime against our rural communities. The Partnership works together, to take forward recommendations and initiatives around preventing and combatting rural criminality. Adopting an approach which encourages information sharing amongst partners, the Partnership focuses on reducing and preventing rural crime, ensuring every opportunity is seized to maximise the effect and reach of crime prevention in rural locations. The campaign is supported by a number of local Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSP). (Source)

You can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and be assured that they will remain completely anonymous – no-one will ever know you made the call. Rural Crime can be devastating as it can damage businesses and make people feel unsafe in their own farm and home. Please share this article with anyone who lives in a rural area and is worried about any suspicious activity. Keep an eye on Ballymena Today for more advice about Rural security to keep your farm safe in Ballymena.