In a recent video released by Midlands police, two suspects were caught on camera using relay technology to gain access to a luxury Mercedes without the use of keys. All that was needed was proximity to the keys and the relay to the vehicle allowed the criminals to make off with the vehicle unhindered.
Reports of vehicle vandalism in Greater Manchester have risen by over a third in three years, new figures have revealed.
Slashed tires, smashed windows and broken windscreen wipers were among the damage seen across the region. Police data obtained by RAC Insurance under the Freedom of Information Act show that reports of vandalism in GMP’s force area rose by 37 percent between 2013 and 2016 – the sharpest increase in the country. Across England and Wales, there has been a 10pc jump overall, with some 210,000 vehicles suffering criminal damage in 2016, compared with 191,000 in 2013. And according to the RAC, the real figure could be considerably higher because many motorists do not report incidents for fear their insurance premiums will increase.
Brave PCSO leaves hospital with injuries after fighting off ambush gang.
- A brave Police Community Support Officer has left hospital after fighting off an ambush from a gang who tried to stab him in the face.
- The PCSO is said to still be shaken after suffering defence wounds on his hands during the terrifying attack in Runcorn yesterday. The officer was on patrol in the Palacefields area of Runcorn at around 5.10pm when he was approached by a man who alerted him to an incident in a nearby wooded area. The man and the officer headed into the woods between Sparrowhawk Close and Cunliffe Close where a group of three men appeared to be fighting. Cheshire Police said that as the officer walked towards the group he was attacked from behind by an unknown man who then attempted to stab him in the face with a knife.
- The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has set down a challenge to the Chancellor to provide fair funding for Cheshire’s police force.
- David Keane has issued an open letter outlining the challenges that could be posed by a “woeful” flat cash settlement.
- The call comes as Cheshire Constabulary is faced with finding a further £13 million worth of cuts to services over the next three years.
- The force has made more than £60 million cuts made over the last seven years.
- And the warning is more cuts will “likely impact frontline services in the heart of Cheshire’s communities”.
Dad of one left with serious injuries after attack in Greater Manchester
A dad-of-one who needed reconstructive surgery after being brutally assaulted by a gang of yobs has spoken out about the attack which has left him scarred for life.
The 26-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, had been at Hyde Park, in Hyde, with a friend playing bowls when a group of teenagers hurled abuse at the pair.