Let’s Crack On !

Well, here it is: 2016, a year that we have been awaiting for some time – because, at last, Phase 1 of the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS) is being rolled out across England. As previously reported, the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service (FESS) was launched last November, staffed by highly experienced retired police officers with a…

Tackling the Tackle Thieves

Angling Trust/SmartWater Crime Fighting Partnership During my days as a serving police officer, one of the most frustrating things was having to return property known to be stolen to the thief, in cases when, for whatever reason, the case could not be proven. Why? Invariably because the stolen property concerned, although recovered from the thief’s…