Agri safety and rural crime news around the UK

19 July 2019



Fall from ladder leads to life-changing injuries for farmer

19 July 2019

'I couldn’t speak and had two bleeds on the brain'

Police forces 'failing' to combat rural crime

19 July 2019

39% of forces do not have a rural crime team

Farmer who blamed sheep for damaging Offa's Dyke fined

19 July 2019

He has been ordered to pay more than £2,000

Video: Farm blaze destroys 100 tonnes of straw

19 July 2019

It also destroyed two barns and killed ponies

Over 100 sheep illegally butchered since March

19 July 2019

The crimes have happened in Northamptonshire

Union hands out sheep worrying warning signs

18 July 2019

Dog attacks remain a major concern

Footage shows major blaze engulfing crop field

18 July 2019

The incident happened in Suffolk

General licence consultation open for Scottish farmers

18 July 2019

It comes amid ongoing legal challenges in England

Farmer who battled cancer and depression raises awareness

18 July 2019

'I never knew that there is help available for farmers'

Nine lambs illegally butchered on Northants farm

17 July 2019

It is the fifth incident in last 10 days

Church to offer help to struggling Welsh farmers

17 July 2019

'Rural-life advisors' to help those in difficulty

Girl left with severe facial injuries after farm accident

17 July 2019

She was struck in the face by a heavy-duty chain

Farm safety: 'Put words into action', NFU tells farmers

16 July 2019

Farmers 'must commit' to making safety changes

29 cattle stolen from Northern Ireland farm

16 July 2019

The cattle are all mixed breed

Farmer ordered to pay £36k after welfare offences

16 July 2019

She is also banned from keeping livestock

'I could have died': Farmer rethinks farm safety after accident

15 July 2019

Chris Heath suffered life-threatening injuries

39 people killed on UK farms in a year, figures reveal

15 July 2019

Agriculture is deadliest of all main UK industries

Further incidents of illegal butchery hits Northants

15 July 2019

15 sheep illegally butchered in Kelmarsh

Man in his 80s dies after farm fire incident

12 July 2019

The man died on a North Devon farm

Second case of illegal slaughtering hits Northants farm

12 July 2019

Police said the scene was 'gruesome and sickening'

'I feel like giving up': Farmer finds sheep illegally butchered

11 July 2019

He said it was 'professionally done'

Ben Goldsmith’s daughter dies after ATV crash on farm

10 July 2019

The 15-year-old died on the family farm in Somerset

CCTV captures moment men try to 'butcher' sheep

10 July 2019

The video has been shared over 5,000 times

Handler injured by prized bull at Great Yorkshire Show

10 July 2019

The man was knocked unconscious

Loose dog kills five lambs in Hampshire

9 July 2019

Appeal issued after lambs found dead

Pre-harvest safety briefing 'could save lives'

8 July 2019

Farms become more dangerous during harvest

Gang trafficked 400 people to work long hours on farms

8 July 2019

'Cruel' traffickers jailed after modern slavery investigation

Video: 12 sheep retrieved from river after 'challenging' rescue

8 July 2019

The very fast current created a 'dangerous situation'

Recent Wainfleet floods triggers call for more collaboration

5 July 2019

Around 1,100ha of farmland were affected

Scottish farmer saves calf from choking on balloon

5 July 2019

The balloon had flown 50 miles from Belfast