Latest Essex Police Rural Crime Alerts
Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Police warn hare courses that they are not welcome in Essex
Essex Police’s rural engagement officers are keen to remind would-be hare coursers and poachers they are not welcome
Monday, 1 May 2023
Gosbecks Archaeological Park Colchester targeted for theft
A METAL detectorist who tried to steal from a nationally significant Iron Age and Roman site in Colchester has sparked a warning.
Saturday, 11 March 2023
New rural crime strategy launched in Essex
One of the strategy's key objectives is tackling domestic abuse
Saturday, 11 March 2023
Thames Valley Police rural crime taskforce thwarts Lambourn caravan theft
Thames Valley Police's rural crime taskforce reported attending the scene of the ongoing crime on Tuesday night, March 7.
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Landmark anti-poaching verdict passed after rural campaigning work
Two poachers have been disqualified from keeping dogs for three years in what is believed to be the first use of new powers introduced last year following pressure by rural campaigners.
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Friday Woods Colchester is hit by fly tipped waste
A FLY tipper who dumped a “disgraceful” amount of household waste in a beauty spot is being hunted by an infuriated councillor.
Friday, 24 February 2023
Uttlesford: National first as poachers banned from owning dogs
Two men have been banned from owning or keeping dogs for three years under new legislative powers designed to target poachers.
Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Distinctive T6 tractor assists Essex Police in rural crime reduction
Essex Police's distinctive, on-loan New Holland T6 tractor will attend numerous country shows across the county to help combat the scourge of rural crime.
Thursday, 9 February 2023
Rural engagement officers seize and recover 180 vehicles in 2022
Our Rural Engagement Team have been busy helping to keep our rural roads safe by seizing uninsured vehicles and recovering stolen vehicles to reunite with their owners.
Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Distinctive New Holland T6 tractor joins Essex Police
A distinctive, on-loan New Holland T6 tractor has joined Essex Police to help drive the reduction of crime in the county's rural communities.
Friday, 21 October 2022
Show of strength as rural officers target hare coursers
Together with Hertfordshire, Kent and Norfolk, the seven forces in the Eastern Region pledged a year ago to work across policing borders and launched Operation Galileo to do exactly that.
Monday, 17 October 2022
Uttlesford: Three stopped by rural officers on suspicion of trespassing in pursuit of game
Officers from our Rural Engagement Team today, Saturday 15 October 2022, stopped three people in the Uttlesford District on suspicion of trespassing in pursuit of game.
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Man accused of dumping milk in protests pleads not guilty to criminal damage
The court heard they each allegedly took a basket with 20 bottles of milk to a value of £38 and emptied their contents on to goods and the carpet at the store.
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Rural engagement officers seize and recover 107 vehicles
The team regularly patrol our rural road network and carry out road safety speed checks while they are doing so. The majority of vehicles seized in the past nine months – 77 – have been cars and vans found to be uninsured.
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Roads police track stolen tractor to Orsett
PC Paul Glensman, one of the officers who found the stolen equipment, said: “Plant equipment is an expensive investment for any business. To have it stolen is a devastating loss for any company and it has a massive impact on any business activity.