NFU Mutual has funded the appointment of the UK’s first National Livestock Theft Officer.  Martin Beck, who has over 30 years policing experience, will be working with the National Rural Crime Unit to support local police forces to build cases and secure convictions.  Livestock crime is outside the experience of many police officers, so Martin will be working with police forces across the country to help them understand the crime and how to investigate it, so that more successful prosecutions can be brought about.