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Decoy vehicle leads to four arrests and tools being recovered

Leicestershire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:10

Tools fitted with a tracking device have led officers to arrest four people in Northamptonshire.

A ‘decoy’ vehicle containing tools was parked in an area where there had been previous concerns about thefts from vehicles.

The tools were fitted with a tracker device and as predicted the vehicle was broken into and tools were stolen. Officers were able to track the stolen items to an address in Northamptonshire.

Two men, aged 20 and 50, and two women, aged 37 and 47, were arrested during the operation and more than 80 tools were recovered from the property.

The four were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen property and have since been released pending further enquiries.

Officers are now in the process of identifying victims of tool thefts in a bid to reunite the items with their rightful owners.

Detective Inspector Simon Preston is the force lead on vehicle crime. He said: “Vehicle crime is a concern for the force and that’s why we have deployed vehicles with tracking devices fitted to the contents to deter criminals from committing such offences.

“The ‘bait’ vehicle is parked on driveways, public car parks and streets and we will continue to use it to stop thefts from vehicles and if they do we will trace them.

“We’d also ask the public to help us by removing tools, equipment and other valuables every night from their vehicles. These tools are essential for people to carry out their jobs, and without them their livelihood can be affected. We are urging people to follow our advice to ensure they don’t fall victim to tool theft.”

“We would also ask that people mark their tools and the contents of their vehicles with their postcode. This helps us greatly in reuniting owners with their items in the event they are stolen.

“If you would like more information on how to protect your vehicle and property from thieves please see our website here.”

Categories: Leicestershire

Lord debates Veterans Strategy

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:00
Peers discuss government plan for former military personnel
Categories: Parliamentary News

Lords debates plastic threat to the environment

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:00
Members consider methods for improved recycling
Categories: Parliamentary News

X-ray artist opens Kent gallery

BBC Kent - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:58
Nick Veasey has been creating x-ray art for 25 years.
Categories: Kent

Trying to cut London's road deaths

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:22
Transport bosses are aiming to ensure no-one dies on the capital's roads over the next few years.

World Diabetes Day: What the condition means for families

BBC Sussex News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:18
On World Diabetes Day we hear how families help loved ones living with the condition.
Categories: Sussex

World Diabetes Day: What the condition means for families

BBC Kent - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:18
On World Diabetes Day we hear how families help loved ones living with the condition.
Categories: Kent

More detail requested on energy and climate ‘no deal’ preparations

Parliament News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:13
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Categories: Parliamentary News

Rural Crime News

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:12
Read the latest issue of the Rural Crime Newsletter.
Categories: Lincolnshire

Gambling machine climbdown means new rules go ahead in April

BBC Kent - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:10
It comes after 70 MPs called on the government to cut the largest wager on FOBTs from April.
Categories: Kent

How human minds rival problem-solving powers of supercomputers

University of Sussex News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:00
Citizen scientists working together can compete with complex computer programs.
Categories: Education, Sussex

Japanese knotweed: Wigan Council's £300k plan to root out plants

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:57
The move is an "invest to save" scheme as potentially invasive plants "could cost millions" to remove.
Categories: Manchester

Robert Rowan: From wide-eyed kid to roles with Celtic, Scotland and Brentford

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:40
The story of Robert Rowan, who died aged 28 on Tuesday after living his dream in football after compiling dossiers on the 2009 Champions League final.

Wanted - Glenn Brookes

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:33
Officers are still appealing for wanted man Glenn Brooks
Categories: Lincolnshire

Waryam Hussain death: Man 'got Heathrow flight after killing'

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:31
A man flew to Bangladesh the day after killing someone he knew near a newsagents, a court hears.

Ilford crossbow killing: Sana Muhammad's death 'shocked people to core'

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:26
Pregnant mother Sana Mohammed was attacked in her home, but her unborn son was delivered safely.

Essex library closures: 25 out of 74 set to go

BBC Essex - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:24
Essex County Council claims that the number of library users has fallen by 31% since 2008.
Categories: Essex

Police evacuate Manchester flats after suspicious substance found

BBC Manchester - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:18
A 50-year-old man is being held on suspicion of possessing an explosive substance at a tower block.
Categories: Manchester

Lewis Hamilton: Michael Schumacher's record has never been a target

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:06
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says reaching Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula 1 world titles "has never been on his mind".

Babs Beverley, one third of the Beverley Sisters, dies aged 91

BBC Sussex News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:05
Her death leaves twin sister Teddie as the sole surviving member of the popular vocal harmony group.
Categories: Sussex