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Mulligan sings up to National Rural Crime Network

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has signed up to a new National Rural Crime Network, which has been set up to help tackle rural crime more effectively in England and Wales.

Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners have so far signed up to the network with a further eight are considering joining.

As the Commissioner for the largest rural police force in England, I am keen to support this initiative. Clearly, crime in rural areas accounts for a large proportion of North Yorkshire Police's demand.

"There are significant pressures on rural police forces and by coming together, we will be able to speak in a strong and united voice.

"I am particularly pleased that the network also includes other organisations dedicated to rural communities. In this way, we should all be able to learn from one another and work collaboratively on new ideas and solutions that will benefit our local people."

– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire