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Rural crime focus
11:00am Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
PEOPLE found committing rural related crime are to be targeted in a new initiative that could even lead to them receiving an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.
New procedures are being put in place, so that details of those found causing damage to land, hare coursing, poaching or general anti-social behaviour on land across the county, will be taken and shared with the local council.
A particular focus will be hare coursing, which often causes criminal damage and sometimes intimidation of land owners.
Sgt Vincent Logue, Rural Crime Team said: “I am very grateful to both community safety partnerships for their support.
“We approached them not only for support to pursue ASBO’s for persistent hare coursers but also funding to help us achieve results, and their response has been great. Criminals coming to Wiltshire need to know that with this multi-agency approach, there will be consequences.
“Those who receive ASBO’s will find stringent conditions which will not only curtail the activities of the individual criminal but make it less likely for co-offenders to come to Wiltshire to engage in criminal activity.”
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