Rural Crime day in the Forest of Dean


Rural crime officers hosted a successful awareness and engagement day in the Forest of Dean on Sunday where members of the community were able to learn what is going on in the county to keep them safe.

The event, which was held at Roberts Plant Engineers at Huntley, followed a similar one in the Cotswolds earlier in the year.

Among the organisations represented were the NFU, Environment Agency, Gloucestershire Raptor Group and Historic England as well as horses and riders from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Mounted Section.

Chief Inspector Richard Pegler, rural crime lead for Gloucestershire Constabulary, said afterwards: “I am delighted that so many people responded to our invitation to attend today and take the opportunity to meet others who share their concerns about matters which are affecting them.

“We have made a commitment to fight rural crime throughout the county as part of our neighbourhood policing offer, and we are working with members of the public and partner agencies to address the issues.

“Today has been successful and we plan to hold further events like this in the future.”