HAMPSHIRE police are hosting an event aimed at the potential victim of rural crime.

It will be on Sunday October 6 at Sparsholt College, near Winchester.

People in the countryside are at risk from theft, poaching and fly-tipping.

The event is aimed at rural residents, farmers, game keepers, river keepers, land owners and businesses that have either experienced rural crime or are at risk from it.

It is open between 10am-3pm and there is the chance to meet specialist police teams and over 20 partner agencies who play a vital role in detecting and deterring rural crime.

The guest speakers are:

11am: Insp Korine Bishop (Country Watch);

12noon: Mark Gammon (Crown Prosecution Service);

1pm: Gareth Roberts (Hampshire County Council Fly-Tipping Lead);

2pm: Insp Korine Bishop (Country Watch).

Anyone interested in attending should register, email ruralcrimeevent@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.