Police and Natural England join forces

Tuesday, 05 May, 2009

Derbyshire police have joined forces with Natural England to combat rural crime in the Peak District.

The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of rural crime and to encourage the reporting of any suspicious activity by all who use the area. Rural crime covers a wide range of illegal activities like: fly tipping, wildlife crime, quad bike theft and illegal off-roading. Bird of prey persecution is wildlife crime and so is poaching.

Levels of crime within the Peak District is generally low but incidences do occur and need to be reported. Levels of crime often increase during holiday periods with many offences being witnessed but not reported.

The partnership hope that by simply raising people's awareness of rural crime and asking them to be vigilant the number of witnessed incidents that are reported to the police will increase.

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