Hull Uni and police fight car crime

Published: Wednesday 8th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull’s police force and university are joining forces this week in a bid to improve car protection on campus.

They are aiming to promote vehicle security with a special awareness-raising day on Thursday October 9.

And the main message they will be pushing is that leaving any valuables in the car out of sight is the best policy to ensure you don’t fall victim to crime.

Andy Allen, a crime reduction constable with the local force, says that four-fifths of thefts are from cars where something appealing is kept on display.

The University of Hull’s parking attendants and police will be patrolling car parks and offering security tips in a gazebo on the campus.

Car owners will be advised that they should secure their cars and hide valuables from the view of would-be thieves. Drivers will also receive a security card for their dashboard.

PC Allen says that both stolen cars and thefts from them have reduced markedly since 2009. But items are still being stolen from vehicles on the campus.

The local force’s crime reduction website is offering full car crime prevention tips, while Twitter users can share their views on the campaign using the hashtag #HullSafety.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Wednesday 8th October 2014 by The News Editor

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