Column - Humberside Police Rural Crime Week

The poster accompanying the police campaign to highlight rural crime week (17-24 July).
The poster accompanying the police campaign to highlight rural crime week (17-24 July).

This time of year sees an increase in rural crimes across the East Riding particularly vehicle and diesel theft, farm arson, poaching and hare coursing.

Humberside Police are holding events throughout the week of the 17-24 July to raise awareness of rural crime and the issues faced by our communities.

Wildlife and Rural Crime Officer, Julie Turrell, said: “The police are well equipped to deal with the challenges of rural crime.

“When crimes are committed in rural areas high value property is often stolen, or damaged and we are committed to working to prevent this type of crime occurring.

“When crime occurs in a rural location it has a major impact on the victim. It impacts on their livelihood and their ability to do business. It also creates a fear of crime in isolated rural locations.”

“Police Officers who work in the East Riding are hosting events throughout the week of the campaign.

“The big events we are at will be at The Antiques Roadshow on Sunday 17 July and Driffield show on 20 July. Officers will also be travelling throughout East Yorkshire calling in on farms to offer help and reassurance.

“There are smaller events planned throughout the week in villages where residents can get crime prevention advice and speak to officers about things that matter to them.

“I would encourage anyone to attend these events to go and speak to their local police officer.”

Humberside Police would like to ask residents, whether from the farming community or not, to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious by calling the non-emergency number 101. If someone sees a crime in progress always call 999.