Latest Hertfordshire Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Friday, 1 December 2023
Driver left pony with fatal injuries after road collision, police believe
A driver whose vehicle collided with a pony, fatally injured it, then drove away leaving it in the road, police believe.
Thursday, 23 November 2023
Animal welfare charity’s van stolen overnight in Hemel Hempstead
The van’s tracker unit was found discarded
Thursday, 28 September 2023
Fly-tipping costs Cross Farm farmer thousands
Fly-tipping that is "as bad now as it has ever been" is costing a Harpenden farmer thousands of pounds.
Thursday, 17 August 2023
Rural crime day of action carried out in North Herts
Police in North Herts carried out an operation earlier this month to tackle rural crime in Ashwell, Hinxworth, Therfield and Kelshall.
Friday, 10 March 2023
Landowners warned to remain vigilant despite drop in rural crime
The number of fly-tipping incidents in the East of England region has fallen, new Government figures have revealed.
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Royston officers take part in rural crime prevention event
Around 70 farmers, landowners and game keepers from Royston and surrounding areas attended a rural crime prevention event in North Herts.
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Special Police unit to combat rural and agricultural crime and boost isolated North Herts communities and businesses
The Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) have specialist skills, equipment and vehicles to address the concerns of those living in the more remote areas of Hertfordshire.
Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Fly-tipper who dumped rubbish from his works van was caught on camera
A fly-tipper who dumped a large amount of rubble, bags and plastic buckets was caught on covert cameras.
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Rural crime on the rise in Hertfordshire
Rural crime in Hertfordshire is on the rise according to farmers' insurer NFU Mutual as thieves target fuel, livestock and vehicles.
Saturday, 4 June 2022
Farmers meet with police to discuss rural crime
The barn meet held at Blackbirds Farm in Radlett on May 25 was an opportunity for officers and partner agencies to share what work is being done to support and protect rural communities.
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Thief takes 50-year-old disabled Bishop's Stortford man's treasured trike
Local members of Farm Watch, a group aimed at reducing rural crime and deterring criminals, searched for the trike on Monday evening and a drone was used to scour the area but to no avail.
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Herts police warning to farmers over GPS thefts
Hertfordshire Constabulary is urging farmers to review security measures following thefts of GPS domes and related computer screens elsewhere in the country.
Monday, 2 May 2022
Balaclava-clad men 'stole cash and power tools' in North Mymms
Detective Sergeant Daniel Webb, from the Local Crime Unit at Hertfordshire Police, said: "We take rural crime very seriously and have specialist officers within the constabulary who are trained to provide advice and support to the rural community.
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
101 Dead Lambs Dumped In Bags
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after 101 dead lambs were dumped on Hill Farm in Radlett.
Monday, 21 March 2022
Sheep rustler ordered to pay back £11k to farmers
A man who stole over 600 sheep has been ordered to pay back the proceeds of his crimes to affected farmers, a total of £11,000.