Working together to disrupt crime

The Farm Watch Scheme is well established and supported by the police who have the ability to alert farmers.
The Farm Watch Scheme is well established and supported by the police who have the ability to alert farmers.

Rural Crime affects the East Riding – help us to catch those responsible and to protect our rural communities.

This time of year sees an increase in rural crimes across the East Riding – particularly targeting farm buildings, vehicles and machinery.

Humberside Police are working with local rural communities and the National Farmers Union (NFU) to disrupt and prevent rural crime and target, where possible, the areas where most attention is needed.

Crime prevention advice is key to securing property and new posters have been created to help rural communities to protect their homes, business and property.

Rural crime lead for Humberside Police, Julie Turrell, said: “The police are well equipped to deal with the challenges of rural crime. When crimes are committed in rural areas high value property is often taken.

“Rural East Riding of Yorkshire is a safe place to live but rural communities can be vulnerable and become victims of crime.

“When crime occurs in the rural community it has a major impact on the victim. It affects their livelihood and their ability to do business where machinery is stolen or damaged. It also creates a fear of crime in isolated rural locations.”

The Farm Watch Scheme in the East Riding is well established and encourages farmers to work together against rural crime.

It is supported by the police who have the ability to alert farmers to reported crimes, thefts of vehicles or the sightings of criminals in the area.

The alerts are sent via text message to members so that the farming community can be on the lookout and report any further incidents.

Farmers are key in providing intelligence to the police who can then act on information they have provided.

For more information on joining Farm Watch please email countrywatch@godfrey.uk.com

Humberside Police would like to ask residents, whether from the farming community or not, to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious by calling the non-emergency number 101.

If someone sees a crime in progress always call 999.