Time to crack down on rural crime in Lincolnshire and win £1,500

Time to crack down on rural crime in Lincolnshire and win £1,500

NFU Mutual is looking to reward local crime fighters with £1,500
Nominate crime fighters in your area at nfumutual.co.uk/crimefighters
Last call for entries – closing date is 11th August

NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is urging crime-fighters in Lincolnshire to enter the Country Crime Fighters Awards 2014 to help crack down on crime in rural areas of the UK.

With only a few weeks left to enter, people are reminded to visit www.nfumutual.co.uk/crimefighters and tell the insurer in 300 words or less why they or their community group deserve to win an award and how they have helped to reduce crime in their local area. Entries close 11th August.

NFU Mutual is expected to release its latest rural crime statistics this summer. Last year, the insurer revealed that rural crime in Lincolnshire totalled an estimated £1.8 million, while the UK-wide cost of ‘agri-crime’ was an estimated £42.3 million in 2012.

With a cash fund of up to £1,500 available, the Awards will help to recognise and celebrate unsung rural heroes by providing them with financial and practical support to help fund anti-crime initiatives.

Richard Percy, Chairman of NFU Mutual and judge, said: “As part of the fabric of country life, we have a responsibility to offer continued support to rural communities in their ongoing fight against crime. I cannot wait to start uncovering more of the UK’s unsung rural heroes.”

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