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Old 12-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
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Petition demands police take motorcycle theft more seriously

Too often now victims of this crime have had very little assistance from the police

AN online Government petition is demanding action from the Home Office to ensure police take motorcycle theft more seriously.

Victims often receive little assistance from the police and are sometimes forced to take the law into their own hands after spotting their bikes on social media, according to the petition. It calls for more thorough investigations by police and tougher penalties for those caught.

The petition says: ‘Motorcycle theft is becoming a more common occurrence daily. It is common knowledge there are numerous gangs stealing vehicles and selling them on, or shipping them abroad, and too often now victims of this crime have had very little assistance from the police.

‘There are numerous occurrences of people finding their stolen vehicle on social media and having to take the law in their own hands as the police do not appear to treat these matters seriously.

‘We propose increased penalties on those caught and convicted stealing vehicles, and for police forces to dedicate more time, effort and resources into ensuring vehicle crime is reduced by actively pursuing leads, imposing checks on export containers and checking social media / buying and selling websites.’

If the petition attracts more than 100,000 signatures by January 6 2015 it will be eligible for debate in the House of Commons.

Find it here.
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