Derbyshire PCC welcomes NFU report on rural crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Angelique Foster, has welcomed the latest report from the NFU looking at rural crime, saying it raised awareness of the problems faced by rural communities.

The report, put together by NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer providing cover to three quarters of farms and rural businesses, also highlights the impact cybercrime has had on farming during the pandemic.

Speaking to Derbyshire Alert, the community messaging system for Derbyshire, Commissioner Foster said: "The report echoes what people across the county have been telling me: rural crime remains a problem. Crimes are committed by both organised gangs and opportunistic offenders. The cost, stress and inconvenience to those affected can be huge.