CCTV sign for sheep rustling © Global Warming Images/REX/Shutterstock© Global Warming Images/REX/Shutterstock
A Farmers Weekly investigation has exposed the chronic failure of police forces to tackle sheep rustling. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request for crime statistics held by all police forces in the UK has revealed that the problem is being ignored. We requested data on the number of reported thefts of sheep made to each of the 45 forces in the UK between April 2012 and April 2017. Thirty-one forces could provide data, including three from Wales. However, the Police […]