THE roll-out of a Farm Watch scheme to tackle rural crime in the Tivyside area has begun.

Crymych Neighbourhood Policing Team has been out and about with SelectaDNA kits at farms in the Crymych and Cardigan area, marking valuable equipment that could prove attractive to thieves.

So far the team has visited seven different farms in the area, all who are members of the Farm Watch, and will be visiting more over the coming weeks.

All farmers in the area are being encouraged to sign up to the scheme to help combat countryside crime.

A Facebook page has also been launched and gone live to share information and advice and can be found at 'Rural Watch Preseli South Ceredigion'.