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Kent Police Rural Task Force Newsletter for February 2021

Please find attached the latest Rural report from the Kent Police Rural Task Force.

They discuss how the last 2 months have continued to be a testing time for all, as the team have been required to support our Roads Policing Team with Operation Brock and Fennel, leaving limited their time for dedicated rural work.

As we enter the lambing season livestock worrying incidents continue to be reported, dog owners are reminded to keep their dog on a lead when around livestock.

illegal vehicles

RTF supported a Joint OP with Medway and Maidstone CSU/ CPT and Specials targeting Rural ASB and illegal use of motorbikes/quads and vehicles. A repeated problem exacerbated by Lockdown on byways, farmland around The Downs, Rochester, St Peters Village, Lordswood, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Bredhurst, Boxley. RTF assisted with off road capability and drone support. Number of persons/motorbikes stopped and spoken to. Covid fines issued and one seizure for no Insurance and Section 59 and one motorbike dealt with for no tax.

Download report here