Belfast Telegraph

Farmers offered help to fight crime in Fermanagh

A new strategy to stamp out rural crime has been launched by police in Fermanagh to give farmers better protection against thieves.

The Farmwatch initiative encompasses a wide range of measures to tackle crime including permanent signage for farms, property recording for the police database, trailer and quad marking as well as sheep retina scanning.

Sgt Scott Fallis of the Fermanagh North Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It is about providing farmers with the tools and information to protect their property and the scheme complements the work of police to prevent and detect rural crime.”

The scheme is being launched at Enniskillen Agricultural College on April 4 when data-tag marking kits will be available to the first 100 farmers from each of the four neighbourhood policing team’s areas.

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