Tayside and Central Scotland

Public urged to help with Poacher Watch in Angus

Locals are being asked to become the eyes and ears of the police in the battle against poachers in Angus.

The Poacher Watch scheme would see officers use emails and texts to share information about rural crimes with community members.

It is hoped they would then report suspicious activity to help catch those responsible.

A meeting to discuss the scheme is to be held at Forfar Police Station on Monday 18 November at 19:00.

PC Blair Wilkie said: "We urge people in the rural communities, farmers and landowners in the Angus area to come along to discuss the scheme and help us tackle the problem.

"The key to tackling rural crime is to report suspicious activity to police immediately so that we can act quickly.

"We also ask people to take down the registration numbers of suspicious vehicles as this can help us identify offenders."

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