Ruth Mitchell

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Car Crime Falls On Teesside

A team of officers which targets car thieves has smashed car crime by a third during the last quarter of last year (October to December 2005).

Cleveland Police Force’s Operation Hatch has seen the number of stolen cars fall by 38% when compared with the same period in 2004. Thefts from motor vehicles have also fallen by over 20% (594 compared with 761) and vehicle interference figures have more than halved - again when compared with the last quarter of 2004 (129 compared with 280).

A new poster campaign reminding motorists to remove belongings from cars and to use locks and alarms when they leave their vehicle begins on 13 February.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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