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Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Man stole camera to pay drug debts
  • 9 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A man has been given a 12-month supervision order with six-month drug rehabilitation requirement after stealing items including a camera. Lewis Riley, 22, was also ordered to take part in a victim awareness programme, reports the Lynn News. Richard Paterson, prosecuting, said: "He had drug debts and as a result he gave into temptation and stole from his mother." Riley … More

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  • Burton bike thief given prison sentence
  • 9 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A young man from Burton has been sent to prison after stealing a bicycle. Lloyd Brown, 25, of Moseley Street, Burton, was sentenced to six weeks in jail for failing to comply with probation. According to a report by the Burton Mail, Brown stole a blue ladies' bicycle in Burton – worth £40 from Nana Agyeman – in November last … More

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  • New caravan park to open in Wales
  • 9 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Caravan enthusiasts will soon be able to visit a new park in Wales that is being created. Millions of pounds are being spent on developments at Margam Park and among the improvements being made at the location is the addition of a caravanning site. The park's heritage features are getting a £2 million upgrade thanks to money handed over by … More

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  • Man ‘stole bike to pay for food’
  • 8 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A former agency worker has avoided jail after admitting stealing a bike, a crime he stated he committed in order to be able to afford food. Edward Gauke, 21, was working at Brakes distribution centre, in Bonehill Road, Tamworth, when he took a £300 cycle belonging to a co-worker. According to a report by This is Tamworth, Gauke stole the … More

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  • Violin thief sent to jail
  • 8 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A man who admitted stealing a musical instrument worth thousands of pounds has been sent to prison for six months. Tony Graco, 33, of Whitton Dene, Hounslow, pleaded guilty to his charges at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on January 4th, reveals British Transport Police. Graco took a violin believed to be worth as much as £25,000 from a woman travelling on … More

  • ‘Sophisticated’ bike thieves jailed
  • 8 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • A pair of brothers described as "sophisticated" bike thieves have been sent to jail. Thomas and James Jeffries targeted railway stations across the south of the country, reports Brighton newspaper the Argus. Recorder Kenneth Hamer described the men's actions as "well organised, systematic theft", adding: "The timescale and the length of travel indicate a large degree of planning. These offences … More

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  • Images released of Crewe bike theft
  • 8 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • British Transport Police (BTP) has launched a public appeal for information following the theft of a bicycle in Crewe in the north-west of England. BTP is searching for a man who they believe is linked to the theft of a mountain bike worth £300 from Crewe rail station on November 16th. Officers believe that the theft took place between 04:45 … More

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  • Bradford cyclists given security advice
  • 8 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Bradford cyclists have been given tips and advice on what they can do to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of bike theft. Local police have issued security tips to cyclists after a spate of thefts across the UK, with the black market in stolen bicycles potentially worth as much as £58 million nationwide. A Bradford Police spokesman stated … More

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  • BTP releases bike theft images
  • 7 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • British Transport Police (BTP) has released a number of CCTV images in a bid to catch people suspected of stealing bicycles. In total, ten images of people police want to speak to in connection with the incidents across Sussex have been unveiled by BTP. PC Billy Burstow stated the move comes after a number of lines of enquiry regarding the … More

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  • Electrical goods taken in caravan theft
  • 7 January 2013 | 0 Comments
  • Thieves have broken into a caravan in St Osyth and taken items including electrical goods. Hundreds of pounds worth of items were taken in the raid, which occurred at a caravan at Seawick Holiday Park. According to a report by the Clacton and Frinton Gazette, thieves broke into the caravan by forcing their way through a window. A spokesman for … More

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