Derbyshire's Rural Crime Team host Heritage Crime Event
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Our Rural Crime Team hosted a heritage crime event at Locko Hall, Spondon last week.
The event, held last Thursday, 6 February, saw officers from 8 police forces receive training from Historic England on heritage crime.
Heritage crime includes any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings. These can be things such as listed buildings, scheduled monuments, world heritage sites, protected marine wreck sites, conservation areas, registered parks and gardens, registered battlefields, protected military remains of aircraft and vessels of historic interest, undesignated but acknowledged heritage buildings and sites.
It often involves the theft and damage of items that are priceless, irreplaceable and of national importance or significance.
Sergeant James Shirley, from the team, said: “It was a very informative day which has put us in a much better position to prevent, tackle and deal with heritage crime.
“We are really grateful to the owners of Locko Hall for hosting the event and Historic England for delivering the training.
“Following the training we hosted an evening for landowners in the south of Derbyshire to outline what we do, what we can offer and to listen to any concerns they may have.”