The growing problem of agricultural crime was on the agenda for the Scottish Government’s Justice Committee on Tuesday 24 February. Teresa Dougall, South West & South East Regional Manager, gave evidence at the session in Holyrood.
The purpose of the session was to provide the Committee with information on the extent, cost and implications of this growing problem, whilst looking at measures currently in place and proposals for what else is required.
Criticism was made of the lack of visibility through Police Scotland and the need for a greater understanding by them of the issues being faced on a daily basis by all rural businesses.
The full session can be viewed at www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28862.aspx?r=9796&mode=pdf