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Rural crime blitz

Acting Inspector Thomas Aylett is heading up the Rural Crime Blitz in the Central North Region PHOTO TWH

Bourke and Brewarrina Police have joined commands across the state to crack down on rural crime.

The Rural Crime Community Awareness campaign was launched in Bourke last week with District Commander Superintendent Greg Moore urging people to be alert to suspicious activity in rural areas.

“The campaign is targeting the ongoing issue of four major crime areas of concern – illegal hunting, stock theft, trespassing and firearm theft,” Superintendent Moore said.

“Rural crime can be devastating for farmers already facing hard times.

“Over the next six weeks we will be reinforcing our strategies following reports of suspicious activity and illegal conduct and we’re reaching out to our farming and grazing communities to make them aware of our strategies to deter these activities.

“People don’t always like to come forward because they might worry about consequences or think there’s no point, but on the contrary – we look at our reports daily.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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