Call for rural communities to pull together to tackle crime wave

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The CLA in the North is urging rural communities to pull together to help combat a spate of livestock thefts in the region.

Figures uncovered by Freedom of Information requests to all UK police forces highlight a startling 129 percent rise in livestock thefts in a six month period to March 2014, as rustlers cash in on the black market meat trade.

Now, following the latest reported theft of 136 Suffolk Cross lambs from a farm at Witton Gilbert, County Durham, the CLA is urging farmers to actively involve their neighbours in helping to prevent this terrible crime.

 

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