Officers attend Mullahead Ploughing Match

Some of the officers and colleagues from PCSP who attended the Mullahead Ploughing Match on Saturday, February 25th
Some of the officers and colleagues from PCSP who attended the Mullahead Ploughing Match on Saturday, February 25th

Local PSNI officers joined colleagues from the PCSP and the local PSNI crime prevention officer at Mullahead Ploughing Match on Saturday (February 25th).

The crime prevention officer was there to provide advice and guidance on protecting against rural crime.

Crime prevention officer, Lisa Sherman said: “Tackling crime against the rural community is a major priority for police.

“We understand the effect these crimes have on communities and the grave impact they can have on farmers’ livelihoods.

“We were happy to chat to visitors about a range of issues.

“The police service want to help farmers protect their property from thieves and provides details of the support available.

“Thefts of farm machinery or livestock can not only hamper a farmer’s ability to do his job but can cause significant upset, inconvenience and loss of income.

“We understand this. We want to disrupt those who would target the rural community and help farmers to safeguard their properties and themselves.”

The police service will also be attending many of the other agricultural and rural shows across Northern Ireland this year.