Staffordshire Police – Rise In HGV Crime
Written by Hitmix News on 6 September 2020
HGV drivers making their way through Staffordshire are being urged to be alert after a rise in freight crime across the county.
In recent weeks there has been an increase in the number of lorries and HGVs being targeted for their contents whilst parked up within Staffordshire – thousands of pounds worth of televisions were stolen in one incident in Audley recently.
In response, Staffordshire Police have deployed specialist resources and are working in partnership with the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service and the Road Haulage Association to increase patrols and target those involved.
Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, commander of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We fully appreciate the impact this type of crime has on drivers, haulage companies and businesses as a whole. We are fully committed to taking necessary and pro-active measures to ensure we catch those responsible.