Armed police deployed to deal with lamping - 'fantastic' or 'a waste of money'?

Deploying armed police deployed to deal with a spike in farm damage due to a suspected increase in lamping has sparked a lively debate online. We reported this morning how Northumbria Police is sending out armed officers to patrol the countryside around Whitburn in response to complaints of land and crops being damaged in the area, with lamping believed to be behind the problem.
Police believe the damage is being caused by those taking part in lamping - the night-time shooting of animals with the aid of strong spotlights - and hunting.
But not everyone is convinced it's the best idea, and... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 33
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