Truck attacks are increasing
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.
• Police forces around the country are warning hauliers to be on their guard after a string of attacks on trucks parked overnight in lay-bys and truckstops.
Cambridgeshire, Durham and Northamptonshire police have aii reported an upsurge in the number of attacks on trucks in their areas. Northamptonshire Police claims a significant increase in the number of cases of vandalism and theft, with the main targets being the BP Truckstop at Crick and Watford Gap services on the Ml. It even claims to have evidence of truckers turning a blind eye to attacks on their colleagues because of fears of violence from criminals.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary has had particular problems at the Alconbury Truckstop on the Al; Durham Constabulary has warned that thieves are targeting Bowburn motorway services. Since July 2001 an estimated .278,000 worth of goods have been stolen from trucks parked at the services on the northbound side of the AIM.