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Kuils River farmers slam police

Farmers gathered at a police station to express their frustration over a lack of police visibility.

Farmers gathered at a police station to express their frustration over a lack of police visibility. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - Several irate Kuils River farmers have expressed their anger at the lack of visible policing, especially around farms.

The group gathered at the local police station on Tuesday night to express their frustration as crime in the area increases.

The meeting was called following two farm robberies.

About 30 farmers voiced their frustration at the lack of support they receive from local police, claiming there isn't any visible policing and reports of theft and robberies are being ignored.

A vegetable farmer says he's stopped reporting vandalism and theft of equipment, as police take hours to arrive.

He complained that his irrigation system is being destroyed weekly as thieves want to get their hands on metal pipes.

The group also indicated second hand shops and scrap yards need to be scrutinised for reportedly buying stolen goods.