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Vehicle Crime:

Officers locally would like to advise of a current increase in vehicle crime. Most notable is the increase in thefts of items stolen from inside vehicles. Some of these vehicles had forced entry but a number had been left insecure.

There has been one incident that involved items being stolen from a vehicle whilst it was left in Burnham on Sea. Officers investigating the crime identified a potential offender and made enquiries at their property. They located a number of items that the victim has now identified thus allowing investigations to continue. If you know of anyone who has had items stolen from vehicles recently, and who have not yet reported it to the police, please ask them to do so in case any of the other items currently in police possession can be identified by their rightful owner.

Please also remind members to ensure that their vehicles are left secure and without any items left on display. The NHW office does stock some crime reduction items for vehicle crime including: tamper proof tax disc holders, vehicle watch stickers and some cards indicating that nothing has been left on display in the vehicle (latter are free). These items can be obtained through Lindsey in the NHW office (Tel 01823-363348).

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Our free Road Smart driving awareness programme is off to a great start with over 1,000 people signed up so far.

We're seeking your help to promote these sessions further and get even more people to sign up. The statistics
around road safety are scary:

  • 95% of all collisions are caused by human error and
  • One third of all serious crashes involve people aged 17-24

We're therefore keen for as many people as possible to attend a free 2 hour session to improve their driving

The sessions are available in Keynsham, Bath, Filton, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Chipping Sodbury and Yeovilton
and are bookable for 17-24 year olds and for those aged 25 and over. This new and potentially life-saving session
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We are hoping you will be able to help us reach a wider audience by publicising this free diving awareness
session in your area. If you'd like any leaflets or posters to help publicise events, please email CorporateCommunicationsDepartment@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Thank you for your assistance.

The Corporate Communications Department,
Avon and Somerset Police
Force HQ, Valley Road
Portishead, North Somerset
BS20 8QJ

? 01275 816 042 Ext 66042 

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