Tackling Rural Crime

The rural nature of Angus means that we must contend with less common forms of crime. Fly-tipping, hare coursing, and stock theft all places needless pressure on our communities and services.

I am committed to working with local stakeholders to ensure that Angus can tackle these wider issues.

 

26th May 2019 - This week, I met with the local police area commander to get an update on the latest action to tackle local crime and to discuss concerns raised with me by local residents.

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3rd December 2018 - I know crime is a concern for many Angus residents, which is why I held a rural crime drop-in session last Thursday.

‪I was pleased that so many were able to have their questions answered and receive support. My thanks to all those who gave up their time to offer support to residents: Angus Police, Tayside Police Division, Police Scotland, HM Coastguard - Angus & Mearns, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Lock & Roll Security, Voluntary Action Angus and Angus SFRS who refreshed my CPR!

Kirstene Hair MP hosting a rural crime drop-in session

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13th July 2018 - Businesses and residents in Angus will know all too well the huge impact rural crime can have. Whether it is fly-tipping, machinery theft or livestock theft - it is local firms and communities that end up picking up the cost. It is important that we all work together to stamp out rural crime, and that is why I am delighted to see this Rural Crime Reporting Line initiative from NFU Online NFU Scotland and Crimestoppers, and to give it my full support.