"Stop that Sheep" operation hailed a success in Herefordshire
Date of alert:
Monday, 14 August 2023
West Mercia Police
Officers from Leominster Safer Neighbourhood Team led a successful multi-agency ‘Stop That Sheep’ operation, pulling over agricultural and livestock transport, trade vans and drop side lorries. Two check points were set up, one on Old Hereford Road and the other on Mill Street, to intercept vehicles on their way to Hereford market.
SNT officers checked vehicle and driver documentation, ensured the roadworthiness of vehicles, and confirmed the legitimate ownership of trailers being pulled and plant machinery being carried.
Animal welfare officers checked documentation for livestock on board and the suitability of vehicles being used to transport, while the enforcement teams looked at scrap and waste carriers and looked out for fly tipping offences.
The Herefordshire Council Animal Health and Welfare Team and Herefordshire Council Community Protection Team were also involved with the operation, as part of an increasing amount of active efforts to engage with agricultural communities as the cost of rural crime continues to rise