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Government urged to do more to tackle rural crime

Ahead of a debate on rural crime in the House of Lords, the Bishop of St Albans wrote an article on the website PoliticsHome urging the Government to do more to fight rural crime.

He referenced in particular the effect of crime on farming communities and other rural businesses and sought to ‘highlight the significant levels of frustration of those who feel that the police do not have the resources to investigate and deal with rural crime, in the same way that they do in urban areas’. 

The article also argues that rural communities lack equal access to police services and criminal justice as they are not a priority for politicians or the police force.

Full articles:

→ PoliticsHome - The Bishop of St Albans: Government must do much more to tackle rural crime affecting farmers and businesses

→ Llanelli Herald -  Rural crime crisis needs rapid action

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