UFU says rural voice is not being heard on NI Policing Partnership

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The Ulster Farmers Union has written to all of Northern Ireland’s Policing and Community Safety Partnerships saying that more could be done to tackle rural crime.
The past two weeks have seen reports of livestock and farm machinery stolen in Derry and Tyrone, and on this side of the border, the ICSA has been expresing concern about cross border crime.
UFU Deputy President Barclay Bell says rural crime has always been an issue for farmers, who have gone to great lengths to ensure their livestock, property and belongings are secure.
However, he says they feel the partnerships could be doing more, and is questioning whether the membership of the partnerships fully reflects the needs of the areas they serve……………


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