Neighbourhood Watch News Article
Published: 9th April 2011
Thank you to everyone who replied with information on suspicious activity in their neighbourhood surrounding metal theft - the response was overwhelming and it’s the local knowledge you have that can really help officers to build a picture of what is happening in your neighbourhood.
As part of the Constabulary’s work to tackle those comitting these crimes, police and partners carried out a day of action yesterday - working closely with scrap metal merchants to disrupt those trying to sell stolen metal - in Hitchin, Hoddesdon, East Herts and Welham Green.
Four people were arrested and two of those have been charged. A number of penalty notices were handed out and vehicles taken off the road for being unsafe or illegally driven. Further details are available on our website www.herts.police.uk.
If you see anything which raises suspicions - people acting strangely; people in the area that wouldn’t usually be there; lifted or missing drain covers or even those who seem like genuine engineers perhaps working late at night or very early morning - then please contact police on 0845 33 00 222.
Author: Neighbourhood Watch
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