RURAL CRIMEBEAT

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Are the police doing enough to tackle rural crime? Natalie Wallace reports on the innovative approach of Thames Valley Police.

Thames Valley Police is taking rural crime very seriously, and to show its commitment to tackling the problem, it has launched a '100 days of action' initiative.

The policing project, which kicked off in the summer, highlights the work the force is doing to tackle the crimes of most concern to the farming community.

Each of the 10 rural Local Policing Areas is holding 10 days of operational and crime prevention activities, five in the summer and five in the winter.

The main priorities are theft from, and of, agricultural machinery, break-ins at farm uildings and wildlife crime, such as hare coursing.

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Date Created: 26/11/2013

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