MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
Over 200 people – police and volunteers – from North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Northumbria took part in ‘Operation Checkpoint’ which resulted in hundreds of vehicles being stopped and several arrests.
Inspector Jon Grainge, of North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce said the initiative 'sends a clear message to criminals using the road networks to target our rural communities that their illegal activity won’t be tolerated'.
We have excellent working relationships with neighbouring forces, and operations like Checkpoint help us share resources and information to clamp down on criminals, wherever they are from and wherever they are going’.
→ North Yorkshire Police - Police forces join together in Operation Checkpoint for rural crime clampdown
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