Agri safety and rural crime news around the UK

3 April 2020



Arsonists target two farms in separate incidents

3 April 2020

Arsonists strike farms in the space of one week

Dairy farmers issued Covid-19 guidance to keep workers safe

2 April 2020

Tips to help sector safeguard their workforce

Tractor and trailer rolls onto side at busy A50 roundabout

2 April 2020

Police shared an image of the incident

Farm worker sustains 'serious' injuries after tractor incident

1 April 2020

The woman was trapped under a tractor

Police appeal after sheep deliberately killed on Kent farm

1 April 2020

Ewe deliberately killed on farmland in Kent

Thieves steal milk and eggs from small Somerset farm shop

31 March 2020

Shop said the incident is 'extremely gutting'

Coronavirus: Young farmer urges public to 'say safe and stay indoors'

31 March 2020

She said farmers are 'at risk' of Covid-19 spread

Three men jailed for over 11 years after illegal sheep killings

30 March 2020

Birmingham men sentenced to prison

Driver killed in collision with tractor in Cornwall

30 March 2020

A 38-year-old man was killed

Farmers help police recover dozens of stolen farm kits

30 March 2020

Coronavirus leads to heightened risk of rural crime

'Hanging in balance': Farmer's business 'devastated' after dog attacks

30 March 2020

Attacks leave Anglesey farm 'hanging in the balance'

'Horror scene': Sheep illegally butchered for meat in North East

27 March 2020

Police are now appealing for more information

Thieves target small farm providing food to self-isolators

26 March 2020

They stole food for those in isolation due to Covid-19

Third man pleads guilty to illegally killing sheep

25 March 2020

Illegal sheep butchery took place in Northants

Coronavirus: Livestock marts introduce raft of new safety measures

25 March 2020

New restrictions for vendors and buyers to follow

Coronavirus: Farmer punched '15 times' after telling walker to go home

25 March 2020

The Derbyshire farmer was disinfecting his gate

Firefighters tackle tractor fire on A5 in Shropshire

24 March 2020

Fire crews tackled the tractor and trailer blaze

School closures raise farm safety concerns

23 March 2020

Farmers urged to look at stricter safety rules

Vehicle seized after 70 sheep suspected stolen

23 March 2020

Dozens of sheep suspected of being stolen

Agricultural contractors issued guidance on coronavirus safety

19 March 2020

It tells contractors to avoid direct contact

Walker given police caution after dog kills sheep

16 March 2020

The dog seriously injured two other sheep

Eighteen sheep deliberately run over in field and killed

16 March 2020

Police are urgently appealing for more info

Two brothers plead guilty to 16 livestock offences

11 March 2020

They will be sentenced on 30 March

GPS worth £130,000 stolen from Sussex farms

11 March 2020

Police are now investigating the incidents

Public warned of sheep worrying as lambing season nears

9 March 2020

Walkers urged to keep dogs under control

Man dies after tractor collides into 'electrical structure'

9 March 2020

The incident happened on a Lincolnshire farm

Pig causes farm fire after excreting pedometer

9 March 2020

Firefighters were called to 'save the bacon'

Dozens of lambs stolen from Monmouthshire farm

6 March 2020

Police are appealing for more info

Police search for car that crashed into fence killing pregnant ewe

6 March 2020

Lancashire Police are trying to trace the car

Rural groups call for 'urgent reform' of hare coursing legislation

5 March 2020

They call the 1831 Game Act ''inadequate'