The Leominster Safer Neighbourhood Workforce’s (SNT) multi-agency rural crime operation – ‘Cease That Sheep’ – has been hailed successful by all companies concerned.

Officers stopped round 50 agricultural and livestock autos on Wednesday (August 9), in addition to commerce vans and drop-side lorries so associate companies might verify for legitimate licenses and assess the situation of the autos.

Run in partnership with Herefordshire Council Animal Well being & Welfare Workforce and Herefordshire Council Neighborhood Safety Workforce, two automobile verify factors had been arrange on Outdated Hereford Street and Mill Avenue in Leominster.

Leominster SNT officers checked automobile and driver documentation, ensured the roadworthiness of autos, and confirmed the authentic possession of trailers being pulled and/or plant equipment being carried.

Animal welfare officers carried out doc checks for livestock on board and assessed the suitability of autos getting used for transport.

The enforcement groups checked out scrap and waste carriers and regarded out for fly-tipping offences.

Sgt Nicola Holgate of Leominster SNT stated the multi-agency initiative had been successful and can assist deter rural crime within the space.

“Our goal was engagement first and enforcement the place needed. Most individuals stopped had been comfortable to see us as some had themselves fell sufferer to rural crimes corresponding to stolen equipment and plant, or livestock theft,” she stated.

“We had been positively acquired by the general public and, thankfully, there wasn’t an enormous requirement for police advisories on this event.”