Livestock rustling sends claims soaring in Northern Ireland


The Belfast Telegraph reported that livestock rustling had been in decline as thieves concentrated on valuable machinery but animal theft claims from the region doubled between 2010 and 2011.

The development has been linked to increased meat prices and improved security on farm vehicles.

In response, the police have developed a new scheme entitled “Farmwatch” to support and protect farmers.

Sergeant Scott Fallis, of the Fermanagh North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Farmers are out in the

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