Wheelie bin thefts rocket in county

Wheelie bin thefts rocket in county

Wheelie bin thefts rocket in county

First published in News

THE Chief Constable of Gwent Police has told a board meeting how thefts of wheelie bins have rocketed in Caerphilly county borough.

Jeff Farrar told representatives at a meeting of the Strategy and Performance Board police have recorded 300 more thefts of wheelie bins.

Mr Farrar said the problem of alleged stolen wheelie bins has been an issue before in the local authority area of Caerphilly Council before but has now returned.

He said: “We have been recording issues of bins being stolen and have said we will investigate those.

“But it may be a recording issue. It may be easier for people to say their bins have been stolen rather than damaged.

“Somebody may phone up and say it was stolen when it hasn’t been stolen. If you can save £100 by saying it has been stolen rather than damaged, why not?”

The meeting was also attended by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent Police, Ian Johnston.

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9:50am Wed 27 Aug 14

displayed says...

Wheelie?

A wheelie bin, thats rubbish.............
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Wheelie? A wheelie bin, thats rubbish............. ... displayed
  • Score: -8

10:23am Wed 27 Aug 14

inkyskin says...

my recycle box was broken by the recycle men slinging it down the drive and smashing the corner off...am I supposed to pay for a replacement? I DON'T THINK SO!!
my recycle box was broken by the recycle men slinging it down the drive and smashing the corner off...am I supposed to pay for a replacement? I DON'T THINK SO!! inkyskin
  • Score: 22

10:33am Wed 27 Aug 14

golfer says...

I won't sleep tonitr now ..on wheelie bin watch ..are they grey or green ..keep a look out ..will report to sky news headlines ..
I won't sleep tonitr now ..on wheelie bin watch ..are they grey or green ..keep a look out ..will report to sky news headlines .. golfer
  • Score: -6

1:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

The Destroyer says...

Why do we have to put our re cycling rubbish in non bio degradable plastic bins?
Why do we have to put our re cycling rubbish in non bio degradable plastic bins? The Destroyer
  • Score: -2
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