Private Investigator Leeds Comments on the Recent Investigations into Illegal Slaughter Practices

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Alleged illegal slaughter practices in County Armagh are currently under investigation. This investigation has been welcomed by the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU).

Our experienced detectives can get to work straight away to investigate shady operations, and expose any criminals trying to exploit legitimate areas of business.

The BBC revealed in their article on 4th March 2014 "llegal meat' investigation in County Armagh welcomed by UFU" that police were investigating suspected illegal slaughter practices in County Armagh. The police operation focused on properties in the Forkhill area. A search was also carried out in Bessbrook, but the police confirmed that no suspicious activity was taking place in that location. The UFU president Harry Sinclair welcomed this police action against rural crime in the BBC article. The investigation was still in the early stages and Sinclair stated that ‘we still don’t know the scale of this operation’. He added that farmers had been in contact with police for some time regarding rural crime in the area. Sinclair provided his support to the police in this investigation and said it was ‘good now to see action taking place. The BBC article also revealed that other organisations had been involved in coordinating the investigation including the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). This cross-departmental and cross-agency response was welcomed by the UFU. The BBC article also provided input from local councillor Terry Hearty, who stated that illegal meat entering the local industry was a cause of concern for everyone. He commented that it was difficult to know ‘what conditions might exist’ in illegal abattoirs. Hearty was keen to highlight the fact that the Farm Quality Assured scheme was well-supported in the area and that this did provide a quality, high standard source of meat for the local industry.

Private Investigators Birmingham ( can play a key role into investigating suspicious activities. It can be too easy for criminals to infiltrate legitimate industries. This can cast a shadow over the whole industry, damaging the reputation of everyone involved, even those that are innocent. For example complying with the various strict laws and regulations in the meat industry does cost businesses time and money. By cutting corners and deliberately avoiding their responsibilities, criminals could potentially save huge amounts of money. This could maximise their profits, but could also put customers at risk as there was no way of knowing just what poor standards the meat processed in these illegal abattoirs had been exposed to. Private Investigators Birmingham can offer a number of discreet and professional services to uncover this kind of criminal activity. These experienced private investigators welcome comprehensive investigations into illegal activities that can help clients to stamp out criminal activity.

Chief Investigator Chris Wright urges potential clients to “Contact us as soon as possible if you spot any suspicious activity in your industry or business field. Our experienced detectives can get to work straight away to investigate shady operations, and expose any criminals trying to exploit legitimate areas of business.” Chris goes on to explain that ‘Fast action in these cases can help to protect honest companies and organisations from illegally operating competitors, and also protect customers from sub-standard products and services.”

Private Detective Leeds is available now to discuss your investigative needs. Call Chris today on 0113 418 2123

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