Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police’s Rural Affairs Team were out in force across the county during a national week of action to prevent, tackle, and drive down rural crime. 

The National Rural Crime Week of Action, which started on Monday, September 18, saw officers take part in a number of targeted operations and high-visibility patrols, aimed at disrupting and preventing criminal activity and bringing offenders to justice.

The Rural Affairs Team spent the week undertaking a variety of activities including patrolling rural areas prone to anti-social behaviour, engaging with farmers and the general public to prevent livestock worrying, providing bespoke rural crime prevention advice, carrying out stop-checks on vehicles with trailers to check for stolen trailers, equipment and machinery, taking part in anti-poaching and hare coursing patrols in Bodmin and Teignbridge, and raising awareness of heritage crime at popular heritage sites.

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