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Crimestoppers launches social media campaign to combat rural crime

Crimestoppers is launching a social media campaign in a bid to tackle rural crime such as poaching, hare-coursing, and theft.

Working with Northamptonshire volunteer committee, law enforcement agencies and rural partners, the “Scene it. Herd it. Speak up about it. Anonymously” message urges the public to speak out about any crime they have witnessed. The message will be spread using Facebook, twitter and local alert systems.

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, said: “As ever, Crimestoppers is a key advocate in the fight against crime. Rural crime can have a devastating effect on its victims so it is desperately important that communities help to tackle the problem by reporting suspicious behaviour and incidents. Rural communities matter and I think this is a marvellous campaign.”

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