Heritage Crime On the Rise

heritage crime is on the rise as I’m sure some of you may have seen this mentioned by the media over the last few weeks. Attached is a document Sgt Dobbs put together a while ago and the facts in there are still relevant. The cost of securing roofs certainly out ways the costs involved should you be a victim of this crime. (£5-6,000 for a state of the art church roof alarm against £120,000 theft.)

Please. If you tend to the landscape around places of interest, prevent vehicle access to adjacent fields or tracks that would lead to them when not required. Clear vegetation that may be obscuring views from the road to make people be seen by passing members of the public.

Any suspicious activity, persons seen, vehicles – registration numbers please -, report immediately to allow a prompt response and as always, if it’s a crime at the time, 999.