Intelligence: Rural crime – cutting back the harvest criminals

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Plant theft in rural areas is a major issue for landowners and their insurers. Rachel Gordon explores how a specialist police unit, which was set up in 2021, is helping to tackle this type of crime, and what mitigation measures are being introduced.

Farms provide plentiful pickings for criminals. Whether it is a large tractor or a readily transportable GPS kit, which are increasingly used for land knowledge and to improve yields, thefts are

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