She secured a Westminster Hall debate on 18th March to call for a rural crime unit to be created and for the UK Border Agency to undertake a review into its role in tackling criminal activity because much of the proceeds can end up in mainland Europe. Kearns would also like to see a specific training programme developed on rural crime for 111 and 999 phone operators.
Her comments come after figures show that crime in rural areas cost the UK economy almost £50 million in 2018, with one-fifth of it in the Midlands alone.
The Melton Times - Melton MP calls for tougher action on rising rural crime
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