Gamekeepers and the farming community are often those most affected by or are witness to rural crime. They provide the eyes and the ears of the countryside and often suffer the consequences of rural crime.
Poaching can lead to several animal welfare issues, severe loss of income from the illegal taking of game and the damage which many offenders carry out to farmland in the process of carrying out these crimes.
Poachers are usually involved with many other rural crimes as well.
As landowners and gamekeepers, please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious on 999 in an emergency or on 101 in a non-emergency, Any intelligence you can provide to us references poaching /rural crime would be much appreciated by your rural beat team.
Useful free app regarding poaching is now available at www.projectpoacher.com