Poaching at top of rural crime agenda

07:59 18 January 2014

Poasching is one of the major issues highlighted by South West agencies at a rural crime meeting.

Poasching is one of the major issues highlighted by South West agencies at a rural crime meeting.

Archant

Exmoor meeting focuses on ‘industrial scale poaching’ as one of the main issues police and other agencies want to tackle.

Two police forces plus other agencies have met to discuss ways of dealing with rural crime in the region, including poaching.

The event at Dulverton included Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Avon and Somerset Police, Exmoor National Park, the Forestry Commission, Crown estates and river bailiffs.

North Devon Sector Inspector Roger Bartlett said there had been a particular focus on ‘industrial scale poaching’, with a ‘poaching summit’ agreed for the spring when the many agencies would join forces to look at tackling the problem.

Deer poaching has hit the headlines in recent months amid fears locally that it has spiralled out of control this season.

“Poaching in particular is a very important issue to the rural community, and clearly trespassers with firearms present a risk of harm to people, so we are determined to tackle this in partnership with other interested groups.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

08:00
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 20-year-old caused more than £5,000 worth of damage to parked coach after drink excessive amounts of lager.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 52-year-old made 320 calls in 2014 after doctor told her to call out-of-hours number if she felt unwell.

Read more
Fri, 17:00
Site manager Stephen Hall gives the Gazette a tour of  Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Demolition contractor gives us exclusive access to Barnstaple’s biggest regeneration site in a generation.

Read more
Fri, 15:24
Roots Manuva will be headlining GoldCoast Oceanfest on Friday, June 19

GoldCoast Oceanfest has announced the first of its headliners for this year’s festival.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder