Battery thefts increase

PEOPLE in North Somerset are being warned to secure batteries after a spate of thefts in the district.

PEOPLE in North Somerset are being warned to secure batteries after a spate of thefts in the district.

Since January there have been 13 instances where large quantities of them have been stolen from the Avon and Somerset police force area.

They have been taken from recycling centres and tyre and exhaust centres, where car batteries are often replaced.

PC Steve Burrough said: "Some of these hauls have weighed more than a tonne.


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"Our message is that people should ensure that old and new batteries are securely stored."

Electric fences have also been targeted because batteries are used to power them.

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PC Burrough said: "We would encourage farmers and others responsible for these fences to consider securing the batteries.

"They should also think about etching postcodes on them, which may deter thieves and also help in their return if they are taken."

Police believe criminals are carrying out the thefts in the hope of exploiting the demand for scrap metal, the value of which has increased nationwide.

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