Latest Leicestershire Police Rural Crime Alerts
Friday, 24 November 2023
Egg supplier fined over two hundred thousand pounds after HGV crushes teen against a wall
Egg supplier Sunrise Poultry Farms has been fined £233,000 after a 19-year-old was crushed between a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a wall.
Thursday, 5 October 2023
New Volunteers on Horseback scheme unveiled
Leicestershire Police has a new team of volunteers on horseback who have been recruited to spot and report crime in the countryside.
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Rural policing team recover £1m of stolen machinery
A renewed focus on tracking devices, sharing of intelligence and partnership with farmers on the ground is helping a rural crime team crack farm machinery theft.
Sunday, 11 June 2023
RURAL POLICING TEAM ON TRACK TO RECOVER £1M OF STOLEN MACHINERY
Leicestershire’s Rural Policing Team is on track to recover stolen property totalling £1m in less than a year.
Friday, 7 April 2023
Appeal after four assaulted at village pub
Detectives have launched an appeal after four people were attacked at a village pub in Leicestershire.
Sunday, 26 March 2023
Man stole lead from churches in crime spree which caused £460,000 in damage
15 churches were targeted across the Midlands
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Harborough district farmer banned from keeping animals for 10 years after illegally slaughtering pigs
A farmer from Broughton Astley has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting illegal pig slaughter.
Sunday, 26 February 2023
Dog walker describes fly-tip in rural Harborough as 'sickening'
A dog-walker has described fly-tipping as a ‘brutal onslaught’ after repeatedly walking by rubbish dumped on rural land near Market Harborough.
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Cottesmore Hunt saboteur hit by car
The horrific incident happened as Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs attended the Cottesmore Hunt's opening meet, writes Daniel Jae Webb, SWNS.
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Cable thieves leave 250 villagers with no phone lines
They struck on Saddington Road during the early hours of yesterday and removed the underground copper cable after lifting manhole covers.
Friday, 22 July 2022
Extra police officers drafted into countryside to fight rural crime
Extra police officers have been drafted in to patrol the Leicestershire and Rutland countryside to thwart hare-coursers, burglars, dangerous drivers, fly-tippers, farm robbers and church lead thieves.
Sunday, 17 July 2022
UK heatwave: Leicestershire farmer's crop fire fears
A Leicestershire farmer has said the heatwave could have a "massive impact" on crops, with fears over the risk of field fires.
Monday, 11 July 2022
Farmer ordered to pay out £15k for illegally discharging silage effluent
A Leicestershire farmer has been ordered to pay out over £15,000 for illegally discharging silage effluent into a brook which caused the death of around 80 fish.
Monday, 27 June 2022
Police and farmers join forces to tackle Melton's rural criminals
Farmers in the Melton area are being urged to report all criminal activity to help the county police force’s dedicated rural policing team tackle offenders.
Thursday, 9 June 2022
Rural crime prevention and security day will be held on farm in northern edge of Harborough district
Farmers and other rural workers in Harborough are being invited to go along and learn about the latest security technology