Stephen Kerr MP 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.
Launched by the National Farmers’ Union in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers, farmers, rural businesses and the public can ring 0800 783 0137 or visit http://www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk to anonymously give information about crime relating to:
• large-scale, industrial fly-tipping
• hare coursing
• machinery theft; or
• livestock theft
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.
Stephen Kerr MP said: “Rural crime can have devastating impacts and I recognise that is a very important issue for many of my constituents in Stirling. I fully support this new initiative by the NFU and commend them for their ongoing work to tackling these serious issues.
“I am committed to working with the NFU in our efforts to tackle rural crime and begin to rid this blight on our countryside.”