CRIME&SECURITY

Tracker Recovers Over Half A Million Pounds Worth of Stolen Caravans

…As Latest Figures Show 52% Increase in Number of Thefts With the number of caravans thefts increasing by 52% within a year*, TRACKER, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, is urging owners to ramp up their security this summer. In June alone TRACKER recovered eight stolen caravans worth a total of £75,000. The most recent recovery was a Swift Eccles Sport ...

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Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills dozens outside Aleppo

A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing dozens of people evacuated from two Shi’ite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. The agreement had stalled, leaving thousands of people from both government-besieged and rebel-besieged areas stranded at two transit points on the city’s outskirts, before the ...

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Driver Faces Terrorism Charges after Speeding through Pedestrian Shopping Street

A man who sped a car down a pedestrian shopping street in Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorist murder, Belgium’s federal prosecutors said on Friday. No one was injured in the incident, but authorities said pedestrians had to jump out of the way and police found knives in the vehicle of 39-year-old Mohamed R., a French resident of North ...

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Car Bomb Wounds Three

A car bomb went off in the Somali capital on Monday, wounding three people, a Reuters witness said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the explosion. In the past, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab has taken responsibility for blasts and gun attacks in the capital. Al Shabaab has been able to carry out increasingly deadly bombings despite losing ...

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Toyota Highlander, Camry Reported Stolen

From 2nd to 18th January, two vehicles were reported stolen from different locations in  Lagos State. As contained in a document made available to Motoring World on Friday, the stolen vehicles are listed below. Gold Toyota Highlander SUV, 2004 model, with registration Number: FST 444 AQ. Engine and Chassis No: JTEHP21A740021592. If seen, please contact any nearest Police station or ...

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FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Volkswagen AG  executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., the New York Times reported on Monday. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company’s regulatory compliance office in the U.S. from 2014 to march 2015, was arrested on Saturday by federal investigators in Florida, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. ...

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Tyres Account For 50% of Defective Vehicle Offences in UK –Police Data

MATILDA FRANCES New analysis has revealed that defective tyres account for a growing proportion of the total penalty points received by drivers for the poor condition of their cars. A UK-based automotive servicing and repair company, Kwik Fit, collated the data from British police forces regarding the issuing of penalty points for vehicle defects over the past three years. Analysis ...

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Police Recover Fred Amata’s Stolen Vehicle

The Lagos State Police Command said it has recovered the Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) belonging to ace actor, Fred Amata, on Monday. The vehicle which was snatched from the veteran actor by gunmen around Fadeyi area of Lagos, two weeks ago was recovered in Ejigbo area of the state. According to the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of ...

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Police Arrest 31 Robbery Suspects in 7 Days, Recovers 22 Vehicles

The Nigerian Police said it arrested about 31 armed robbers in Lagos environs the past week alone. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said this on Friday at the weekly briefing, in Ikeja. Mr. Fatai Owoseni said the suspects who arrested in different parts of the State were overran by the men of the Police force at Ojota, ...

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Police Arrest 29 Car Jackers, Recover 12 Cars  

The Special Tactical Squad of the Nigerian Police has arrested 29 suspected car jackers, while simultaneously recovering 12 vehicles. The arrests followed a crackdown ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, after being inundated by reports of car thefts and removal of vehicles from where they were packed by unidentified people, nationwide. The 29 suspects were arrested from ...

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