Wednesday, January 27, 2010

UK Haulage Operators Warned Of Crime Hotspots

RHA Urges Truckers to be Vigilant
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned freight hauliers of a series of thefts from trucks parked overnight at a number of locations around England.

In the Worcester and Malvern Hills area twenty-two new batteries were stolen off lorries parked in the Malvern Hills District Council depot between 1500 hours on 16th January and 0500 hours on 18th January.

The theft followed an earlier incident in Worcester were 70 scrap batteries were stolen.

Northamptonshire Police are also advising caution after a curtain sider was targeted overnight on the 24 - 25 Jan 2010 whilst parked in a lay-by on the Wellingborough Rd, Sywell.

The offenders slashed the curtains and stole a quantity of prepacked furniture.

In addition Thames Valley Police have warned the there has been a large number of fuel thefts at a lay-by on the A404 Marlow bypass (Bisham section, just prior to the junction with Hurley Lane).

Trucks parked in the area have had diesel siphoned off and once again Police are seeking assistance from anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the area.

If you have any information concerning these, or any other matter, please contact:

West Mercia Police on 03000 333 3000

Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222

Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505

Or anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111