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Warwickshire Police launch rural campaign

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

Superintendent Sue Thomas, business lead for rural and business crime said: “50 days of focus is our opportunity to highlight the good work our local policing teams are doing each and every day. When crime occurs in the rural community it can have a major impact on the victim, it can affect their livelihood and their ability to do business when items are stolen or damaged and it can also create a fear of crime in isolated rural locations.

“One of the challenges of policing in rural communities is the vast distances between properties and businesses. We are working hard with our partners at ways of bringing us closer to the people who need us at times they want to see us and we are committed to providing crime prevention advice to help people protect their property and reduce crime.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball, added: “Since taking office I have funded projects worth over £300,000 aimed at tackling rural crime and ensuring people in rural communities are protected, have an appropriate police service and that residents and businesses alike know how to protect their property.

“There is a tremendous amount of good work being carried out across rural Warwickshire to drive down crime and I hope the Rural Matters campaign will help showcase these efforts as well as help spread simple techniques to boost crime prevention.”

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