Local Sainsburys lost 60+ bottles of expensive spirits in two
separate heists, when they just loaded up a trolley, and walked
The alarms went off but the limited staff on duty at the time
were threatened, so backed off.
That's nice. It will give plod a pleasant change from not finding
murderers to not finding tool thieves.
I hope your washer bottles are full, tyres good and properly inflated.
Did the member of the public have witnesses, it may be important if he
phoned in from a mobile.
He could "lose the sim" and plead memory loss if he wants to avoid the
points for using a mobile when driving :-)
On 19/05/2019 13:02, Archibald Tarquin Blenkinsopp Esq wrote:
It is legal to use a mobile while driving if calling 999 and it is not
safe to stop. I have also heard, but don't have evidence, that it is
legal if you are continuing driving so as to continue to report their
Construction and Use Regulation 110(5) would appear to cover the
(5) A person does not contravene a provision of this regulation if, at
the time of the alleged contravention
(a) he is using the telephone or other device to call the police,
fire, ambulance or other emergency service on 112 or 999;
(b) he is acting in response to a genuine emergency; and
(c) it is unsafe or impracticable for him to cease driving in order to
make the call (or, in the case of an alleged contravention of
paragraph (3)(b), for the provisional licence holder to cease driving
while the call was being made).
Thanks. I didn't think to look under construction and use - it seems an
odd place for it ... they may as well include the whole of the Highway
Code in it if they are going to cover such specifics!
When I asked, a copper told me that yes, you can dial 999 if
circumstances dictate, and then you take direction from the call handler.
Wish I'd known as I was following a pisshead up the A21 weaving from
side to side (no where to stop at all, not even a verge). It was in fact
that which prompted the query.
Some policies don't cover tools left in a van.
Plus a claim might well cost more than the £600 or so taking into
account the hike in premiums for a few years. Finally, what's the value
of a second hand drill bit.
On 19/05/2019 22:21, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That is my point, where most insurance policies only pay out on value or
the book loss, not the true cost of replacing tools and accessories.
Adam does seem to be especially unlucky. I wonder what sign-writing
Adam's van has and if this makes the contents more attractive?
I'm also wondering if a few cameras, dummy or real, could be placed
around the van!
I think that I have been especially unlucky. But shit happens. I win
more than I lose.
The last time the van was opened there were no power tools in it and
they left the hand tools. The bloke directly across from the gf's house
had all his power tools pinched 10 minutes after they had opened my van.
Six vans were done (to my knowledge) in the village that night.
And I know how he got in this time. I can now open a Fiat or Peugeot van
back and side doors in 3 seconds without a key.
The police have not yet got back to me or to the lad who watched the
break in and took the thief's cars details and called the police.
It would be interesting to see what effect it had on sales if
that became public knowledge on a national scale.
They're probably too busy making obscene sums of money from
I didn't know until recently that the fines (Min. £100) are
now related to income. The example given for someone on the
average wage was 50% of a weeks wages.
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