Agri safety and rural crime news around the UK

17 January 2020



Men hospitalised after 'agricultural incident' at Welshpool Mart

17 January 2020

The incident involved a loose cow

Police issue CCTV image of man suspected of farm theft

16 January 2020

Tools, machinery and vehicle stolen

Farmland fly-tipping increases by two thirds in past seven years

15 January 2020

New figures show the crime is getting worse

Security specialists to provide discounted CCTV services to NFU members

14 January 2020

Three South East rural security firms selected

Suspected hare courser jailed after high-speed pursuit

13 January 2020

Video shows 100mph police pursuit

West Yorkshire farm fire kills one person

10 January 2020

Fire broke out at Huddersfield farm

Guidance issued to help prevent sheep rustling incidents

9 January 2020

The crime has developed over the years

New partnership offers farmers ATV helmet discount

7 January 2020

The NFU offer provides a 25% discount

Agri haulage firm fined after worker fell off trailer

7 January 2020

The Highland company has been fined thousands

'Skilled handlers' suspected of stealing 200 sheep in Wiltshire

7 January 2020

The incidents have impacted Wiltshire farmers

Australian bushfires kill thousands of livestock

7 January 2020

More than 100,000 expected to have been killed

Young farmer dies in farm accident days before Christmas

6 January 2020

28-year-old farmer died following accident

Sky lanterns pose 'very real threat' to UK farmers

3 January 2020

It follows the German zoo fire

Public warned of livestock worrying over Christmas period

25 December 2019

Public urged to put their dog on a lead

Warning to farmers over illegal dumping of waste

23 December 2019

Farmers urged to be aware of requests

Quad bikes stolen from farm - CCTV footage could be key

23 December 2019

Quad bikes were brazenly stolen

Benefits of 'proactive approach' to farm health and safety in 2020

20 December 2019

Farmers urged to review safety procedures

Farmers told to secure quad bikes following recent thefts

18 December 2019

Farmers urged to be vigilant

Farmer shoots dog after six sheep killed

17 December 2019

Incident happened in Lanarkshire

Farmers take part in specialised first aid course

17 December 2019

Course aims to reduce on-farm fatalities

Tractor driver sentenced to prison after deadly collision

17 December 2019

One man died in the 2017 road incident

Police warning after sheep are killed 'licking grit salt' from road

16 December 2019

Two sheep were killed on a rural road

Farmer and builder fined £10k after breaching safety rules

13 December 2019

The pair breached health and safety regulations

Farm thief sentenced to prison for over three years

12 December 2019

He stole expensive farm equipment

Survey launched to understand attitude to farm safety

11 December 2019

New survey explores attitudes to safety

Calls for tougher sentences to battle wildlife crime

11 December 2019

'Bigger fines and longer prison sentences'

Farmer who drove to pub in tractor ordered to pay over £1,000

11 December 2019

Found guilty of using tractor for social purposes

Thieves break into farm and steal six Christmas turkeys

9 December 2019

The birds could now be on the black market

Brothers' appeal dismissed after 'disturbing' case of farm neglect

9 December 2019

Neglect and death of dozens of cows

Drone blamed for death of pregnant ewe

6 December 2019

Improper use of drones can cause sheep to panic