Blaenau Gwent residents urged to help beat car crime

First published in News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

RESIDENTS are being urged to help reduce car crime in Blaenau Gwent by parking in well-lit areas, removing radios and locking up.

After a number of reports of thefts from vehicles and damaged cars, Gwent Police will step up its covert patrols to try and catch those responsible. Sergeant Matt Briggs, who is leading the drive to reduce vehicle-associated crime, said: "I would like to ask people to report any suspicious activity to us and to take some precautions when parking their vehicle.

"You can help to protect your vehicle from vandalism by folding in the wing mirrors, or by parking in areas that are covered by CCTV. Make sure you remove all valuables from a vehicle when leaving it unattended.

"Please be reassured that your Neighbourhood Policing team is doing everything possible to reduce crime further and we are on regular patrols in your area," he said.

Residents can report any information or suspicious activity by calling 101, or sign up to Online Watch Link (OWL) at www.owl.co.uk.

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12:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

MR DUDLEY says...

Difficult to park in "well lit areas" when many street lights are turned off to save money! Off at a tangent, parking restriction should be relaxed, most people have to commute to work from Blaenau Gwent therefor they need a car our streets were made for horse and carts. Parking is very hard to find, people who take more space than required should be punished!
Difficult to park in "well lit areas" when many street lights are turned off to save money! Off at a tangent, parking restriction should be relaxed, most people have to commute to work from Blaenau Gwent therefor they need a car our streets were made for horse and carts. Parking is very hard to find, people who take more space than required should be punished! MR DUDLEY
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12:37am Wed 27 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

MR DUDLEY wrote:
Difficult to park in "well lit areas" when many street lights are turned off to save money! Off at a tangent, parking restriction should be relaxed, most people have to commute to work from Blaenau Gwent therefor they need a car our streets were made for horse and carts. Parking is very hard to find, people who take more space than required should be punished!
Off with their heads!
[quote][p][bold]MR DUDLEY[/bold] wrote: Difficult to park in "well lit areas" when many street lights are turned off to save money! Off at a tangent, parking restriction should be relaxed, most people have to commute to work from Blaenau Gwent therefor they need a car our streets were made for horse and carts. Parking is very hard to find, people who take more space than required should be punished![/p][/quote]Off with their heads! smokintheweed
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12:24pm Wed 27 Feb 13

gatty says...

and lets not forget last week when that poor person who left their car running while it deiced with the keys still in car, when he popped back in house for some breakfast, 10 mins later yep it had gone
and lets not forget last week when that poor person who left their car running while it deiced with the keys still in car, when he popped back in house for some breakfast, 10 mins later yep it had gone gatty
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