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Police are stepping up action amid rising concern among farmers that more must be done to tackle crime in the countryside. Rural constabularies have launched a number of initiatives ahead of next month’s elections for police and crime commissioners across England and Wales. Voters in 41 police force areas, excluding London, will go to the polls on Thursday, 5 May. See also: Farmers bear brunt of £800m rural crime wave Many rural residents believe tight budgets mean police are prioritising […]
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