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Rural Crime Crackdown in Dorset


7:48am 7th March 2014
(Updated 11:57am 7th March 2014)

Police have carried out house to house patrols in Dorchester in an operation to tackle rural crime.

Safer neighbourhood teams gathered intelligence and road policing units performed vehicle stop checks during a one day operation last week.

Dorchester and Sherborne neighbourhood Police Sergeant Rachel Goodwin said: "This operation gave officers the chance to speak with members of public living in rural areas, providing a vital link between the police and local community. We were also able to reassure residents that Dorset Police is committed to tackling rural crime.

"Our stop-checks also sent out a very clear message to criminals that we will not tolerate such activity.

"I would urge anyone with information about criminal activity in their community to call 101 in confidence."

Members of the community can find further advice and information regarding securing their property by attending neighbourhood engagement events, advertised on the local policing section of the Dorset Police website - www.dorsetpolice.co.uk.

They can also visit the 'Sheducation' facility at Poundbury Garden Centre in Dorchester, which provides essential advice regarding security of sheds and outbuildings.

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