Essex: Fighting the poachers and treasure thieves

Halstead Gazette: PC Andy Long holding a leopard skin that was seized by police PC Andy Long holding a leopard skin that was seized by police

Treasure thieves and harecoursers are just some of the criminals PC Andy Long has to deal with.

As Essex Police’s only full-time heritage, wildlife and environmental crime officer, his remit is far ranging.

More than 60 per cent of his work involves dealing with international organised crime, including the illegal sale of ivory.

Full story in this week's paper.

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