Rural crime hotline launched for farmers
A NEW service has been set up to allow farmers and the public to anonymously report rural crime.Â
The National Farmers' Union hasÂ launched the hotlineÂ '“ Â 0800 783 0137 '“ inÂ partnership with charity Crimestoppers as part of its work to tackle the criminal behaviour on farms and in the countryside.
The service, supported by the police, was unveiled today to MPsÂ in Westminster earlier this week.Â
NFU deputy president Guy Smith said: '˜Rural crime can be devastating for farmers and their businesses and it is something many experience all too often.'Â