Heritage crime

Prevent heritage crime

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the prevention, investigation, enforcement and prosecution of heritage crime. In doing so it joined the Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH). The alliance comprises English Heritage, the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Crown Prosecution Service and aims to reduce offences which harm the value of England’s heritage assets such as battlefields, listed buildings, churches, conservation areas, scheduled monuments and their settings. 

ARCH is a voluntary national network which takes forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime and encourage local action as part of the heritage crime programme. The group, established in 2011, has the objective to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to, or interferes with, the enjoyment of heritage assets in England. 

Councillor Stuart Bray signed the MoU on behalf of the council on 23 July 2014 which unites us with 150 authorities across the country in fighting heritage crime.

Last updated: 19/11/2014 16:44

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