‘More must be done to tackle rural crime’, says local Sinn Féin councillor | Newry News

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
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Sinn Féin councillor Oonagh Magennis has said more must be done to tackle rural and agricultural crime in our communities.

 

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The Slieve Gullion councillor was speaking following a recent spate of agricultural thefts in the South Armagh area.

Councillor Magennis says, “We’ve learned of a number of rural thefts that have taken place recently in the South Armagh area.

 


 

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“The current cost of living crisis means that any loss of or damage to agricultural equipment could be crippling to local farms who are already struggling with rising prices of feed and fuel.

“These thieves operate at will, targeting elderly and vulnerable farmers.

“And they offer nothing to our society.

“I encourage everyone to remain vigilant.

“Look out for elderly or farming neighbours.

 


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“The farming community and the agriculture economy play a central role in our society.

“And the PSNI need to ensure that every possible measure is taken to ensure they are adequately protected,” she adds.

 


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