162 trailers marked in anti-crime drive

One hundred and sixty two trailers in the Foyle policing district have been marked in a drive to deter thieves plaguing the rural farming community.

Londonderry Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) recently held a successful ‘CESAR’ agricultural machinery marking event at Robinson’s sand and gravel plant in Claudy.

Londonderry PSNI Area Commander, Chief Inspector Jon Burrows was delighted with the turnout on the day and stated, “Rural crime is a priority for police and we are determined to reduce this type of crime in our local area.

“I would encourage all farmers and people who live in rural areas to install the CESAR Marking System and get their trailers marked as this helps make their vehicles and machinery much less attractive to criminals.”

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Derry City Council Rural area, Paul Fleming, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for farmers living in Claudy area to get their tractors or quads marked with a unique datatag.

“Farm equipment and machinery are extremely expensive items which farmers can ill afford to lose.

“This type of initiative definitely deters criminals.”