Drivers urged to keep thieves at bay in Keighley

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Drivers in Keighley have been urged to do their bit to keep crooks out of their cars.

Officers from the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) took to the streets around Lund Park with the force’s mobile exhibition van to offer crime reduction advice to motorists.

As well as giving tips about preventing car theft, officers offered advice on making sheds more secure, while the police motorbike patrolled parkland to deter anti-social riders.

On the same day, last Thursday, staff from Bradford Council’s Street Cleansing Team, local residents and development workers helped clean up the Nashville Terrace area.

The police force’s feathery mascot, Detective Duck, provided crime prevention advice to children.

Sergeant Steph Fox said: “The summer months often see a rise in the number of drivers leaving their vehicles insecure and this obviously creates more opportunities for thieves.

“We would always advise owners to check their car doors before leaving vehicles, particularly if they have remote or central locking, as key fobs can sometimes fail to properly activate locks.”

She said the day of action had been well received and emphasised that officers were always available to provide crime prevention advice.

“We found residents were pleased to see us and we want to thank partners for their help in organising a very productive day,” she said.

“Our officers have all received enhanced training in crime prevention for residents who want to see how they can better protect homes or property can contact them.”

People can find their local NPT online at westyorkshire.police. uk/npt.

Among the security tips offered to motorists were: * never leave a car door unlocked or a window or sunroof open * never leave credit cards or cheque books in the glove compartment and don’t leave the vehicle documents in the car * lock anything of value in the boot – or, better still, remove completely * satellite navigation system harnesses should not be left attached to the windscreen, and don’t forget to wipe the suction marks off the windscreen.

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12:09pm Sat 30 Jun 12

Mik_e says...

If the police took positive action against the 'Mr Big' drug dealers instead of wasting time arresting the street dealers who are easily replaced, much of the petty crime would be stopped, as it is usually caused by the addicts who are drug dependent. Keighley as well as many other parts of W Yorks has hundreds of questionable businesses that are obviously money laundering fronts and yet nothing is done. The police and government are too affraid of stirring up a hornets nest.
If the police took positive action against the 'Mr Big' drug dealers instead of wasting time arresting the street dealers who are easily replaced, much of the petty crime would be stopped, as it is usually caused by the addicts who are drug dependent. Keighley as well as many other parts of W Yorks has hundreds of questionable businesses that are obviously money laundering fronts and yet nothing is done. The police and government are too affraid of stirring up a hornets nest. Mik_e
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1:18pm Thu 5 Jul 12

ruffnex says...

Unfortunately its not always connected as easily as that Mike, not all car crime is committed by drug takers and dealers its what you call joyriding and also some criminals just want something because it aint theirs
Unfortunately its not always connected as easily as that Mike, not all car crime is committed by drug takers and dealers its what you call joyriding and also some criminals just want something because it aint theirs ruffnex
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