Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, joined Cheshire Constabulary's Rural Crime Team at the Cheshire Ploughing Match at Congleton.
The Commissioner is keen for the farming community to use SelectaDNA marking kits to mark valuable items with an invisible liquid, which has a DNA code linked to it. This acts as a deterrent to burglars as their skin or clothing also becomes marked with the traceable liquid, meaning the offender and the stolen items can be linked back to a specific crime. The kits also provide a sign which can be placed on the owner's land, warning potential criminals that SelectaDNA is in use.
John Dwyer, said :"It has been great to speak to so many people from Cheshire's farming and rural communities. I have been delighted to see the visitors taking the DNA kits away with them, I am hoping that they provide reassurance that the Constabulary and I are working to prevent and deter crime in their communities."
The Commissioner and the Rural Crime Team also encouraged visitors to take part in the Rural Crime Survey to establish the experience, feedback and opinions of the public on rural crime in Cheshire and how it is dealt with by the Constabulary.
Have your say in the Rural Crime Survey here: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07815 674817.