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Farmers in Hathersage urged to secure their land

Posted on 3rd November 2014

Police in Hathersage are urging farmers to check that their land is secure following recent reports of animals getting out onto the surrounding roads.

Officers from the Hathersage and Tideswell Safer Neighbourhood Team are encouraging farmers to take steps to ensure that any fencing around fields are property intact.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “There have been a number of reports recently of animals getting out on to the road which poses a risk to both the animal and passing motorists.

“I would like to ask farmers to check that their land is properly secure to help to minimise the risk of their livestock escaping.”

Farmers are also being encouraged to sign up to the Farm Watch scheme to help cut-crime in the rural communities.

Farm Watch is a free service which is led by police and partners including Derbyshire Dales and High Peak local authorities, Derbyshire County Council and the NFU.

The pioneering project allows messages to be spread quickly around crime prevention advice, witness appeals and information to anyone signed up to it.

To find out more about the scheme or to speak to the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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