The number's up for Peter

TEENAGERS as young as 15 may have been responsible for taking hundreds of pounds worth of vehicle licence plates from cars in the early hours of the morning. The Weston & Somerset Mercury was contacted by petrol station manager Peter Crew, who had his fro

TEENAGERS as young as 15 may have been responsible for taking hundreds of pounds worth of vehicle licence plates from cars in the early hours of the morning.The Weston & Somerset Mercury was contacted by petrol station manager Peter Crew, who had his front and rear personal registration plates stolen from his £7,000 2005 Toyota Yaris, which was parked outside his house in Silverberry Road, Worle, on Wednesday morning (April 11).Mr Crew, aged 63, said: "I have counted 10 cars so far which have had their number plates stolen in the Silverberry Road and Mead Vale area overnight."I discovered that my number plate had been taken at about 6.30am. Now I will have to go to Halfords to see how much it will cost me to replace them."My 25-year-old daughter Katherine also had her registration plates stolen from her Ford Puma."A police spokesman said: "We can confirm that we have had reports of cars having number plates stolen in the Silverberry Road area of Worle."We think it happened between 2-3am and it looks like three teenagers aged from 15-17 were responsible."If anyone has any information about the thefts they should call Weston Police Station on 0845 4567000.Avon and Somerset police officers have been piloting a safe plate scheme where people can have special bolts attached to their licence plates to prevent them being stolen.Anyone who is interested in having them fitted can call the crime reduction unit at Weston Police Station on the above number.


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