Following an invitation from their local MS, farmers from across Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire were joined by several key industry stakeholders to discuss efforts to tackle rural crime in Dyfed-Powys.

Samuel Kurtz MS was also joined by Wales’ Rural and Wildlife Crime Police Coordinator Rob Taylor, Dyfed-Powys Police’s Rural Crime Unit and representatives from the Farming Connect scheme.

Speaking after the event, Mr Kurtz said: “I’m incredibly grateful to all those that turned up and took the time to contribute to my breakfast round-table on tackling rural crime.

“It was a great opportunity to hear from a whole range of different stakeholders about the action that is being taken to tackle crime in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, and importantly, the steps we can take – as farmers – to reduce the personal risk of our land and livestock being targeted by criminals.

“It’s important that farmers know who to pick up the phone to, should they need to report a crime; that’s why opportunities such as this are a great way for local farmers to connect and liaise with those that police our land and keep our livestock safe.”

Mr Kurtz finished: “This is just the start of a whole range of events I’ll be hosting across Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, if you would like to attend any of my future round-tables, then please do sign up to my newsletter at"