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Police raise awareness of lorry load thefts

Police officers from Babergh have been raising awareness of lorry load thefts this month to help deter crime over the Christmas period.

Police officers from Babergh have been raising awareness of lorry load thefts this month to help deter crime over the Christmas period.

 

Police officers from Babergh have been raising awareness of lorry load thefts this month to help deter crime over the Christmas period.

During December, officers have visited locations and distributed over 50 crime reduction posters and over 150 leaflets along the A12 and A14 at petrol stations, layby cafes, truck stops and a number of haulage companies.

Police Community Support Officer Julia Bignell from Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “With Christmas there will be a lot of lorries travelling through Suffolk with full loads.

“Whether one-off deliveries or regular distribution routes, we want lorry drivers to be aware that taking a few simple precautions can help to reduce the chances of becoming a victim.”

Police are giving the following advice:

- Plan your route and avoid taking the same routes or stops for breaks.

- Park with loading doors close to another vehicle, building or wall.

- If possible, alarm your trailer.

- Avoid talking about loads or routes with other drivers or customers.

- Keep your cab locked and keys with you.

- Avoid parking in laybys; designated lorry parks offer CCTV and lighting.

For all the latest news see Boxing Day’s (Thursday, December 26) Echo.

 

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