FRUSTRATION with policing in rural areas is certainly nothing new, but Alistair Sneddon’s letter ’Police need to rethink priorities’ is sure to set some blood pressures racing.
Dr Steffan George, development director, Master Locksmith Association
Statistics show rural theft continues to increase – with livestock theft rising by 7 per cent over the last year and tractor theft continuing to blight the sector.
Rural areas present the greatest opportunity for thieves because of isolated houses and buildings, lower lighting – especially during autumn and winter – fewer witnesses, and the abundance of expensive farm machinery.
A recent survey...