Burgled Powys couple urge police collaboration
Date of alert:
Sunday, 30 April 2023
Wales - Dyfed-Powys Police
A couple who have had tens of thousands of pounds of equipment stolen from their farm say more needs to be done to tackle rural crime.
Elen and John Jones from Llanerfyl in north Powys were left "shaken" after three burglaries in 10 years left them without vital farming equipment.
Statistics from 2022 show the cost of rural crime was £1.3m.
It comes as the Welsh government announces it is collaborating with police forces.
The first Wales Wildlife and Rural Crime Strategy, being launched on Thursday at the Royal Welsh showground in Llanelwedd, Powys, hopes to tackle crimes including theft of agricultural equipment, livestock offences, and the destruction of wildlife and their habitats.