Rural Crime briefing “productive”, says Police Chief

A meeting between police in H District and North Antrim MLA David McIlveen this morning (Monday) on work by the PSNI to tackle rural crime has been described as “very productive” by T/Superintendent John Magill.

A police spokesperson said the briefing took place at Ballymena PSNI station which provided ‘an excellent opportunity to highlight the good work being completed across the District in dealing with rural crime’.

Initiatives such as trailer marking, the rural text alert scheme and the ongoing rural crime operation were all discussed.

The meeting was also an opportunity for officers to address rural crime issues that have a wider impact across Northern Ireland.

Speaking afterwards, T/Superintendent John Magill said: “The meeting was very productive and was an excellent opportunity for police to discuss with Mr McIlveen their efforts in dealing with rural crime.

“Officers across H District have established a strong working relationship within the rural community and it is important their efforts are recognised on a wider scale,” he added.