Grit theft across the area

PUBLISHED: 20:01 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

REPORTS of grit being stolen from bins around the area are coming in thick and fast.

REPORTS of grit being stolen from bins around the area are coming in thick and fast.

Residents in Worle have reported seeing the materials being loaded into vehicles in hillside areas and North Somerset Council says it is aware of similar incidents across the district.

Authority highways chief Councillor Elfan Ap Rees said: "We are filling up grit bins but we are getting a lot of reports that as fast as we are doing that they are being emptied by individuals using wheelie bins and other containers to steal and take it home.

"These bins are strategically positioned at known trouble spots such as on hills.

"If the salt isn't ending up on the roads where it is intended, it could result in an accident, simply because of someone whose behaviour is selfish in the extreme.

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