Police issue car keys security warning

Police have urged householders to sleep with their car keys as part of a raft of crime prevention measures to protect their homes.

The warnings follow a heartbreaking raid at a house in Bradford, during which a disability car, containing six-year-old Tyla Anguige’s wheelchair and specially-made walking frame, was stolen.

Tyla, who has a severe form of cerebral palsy, is due to undergo spinal surgery this week and needs the stolen equipment to help with vital physiotherapy after the operation.

The raiders struck at the family’s home in Burnham Avenue, Bierley, Bradford, last week. It was discovered by a neighbour who saw their front door open and the living room light on.

Electrical items had been stolen from the living room and the family’s white BMW 1 series convertible, with the wheelchair and walking frame in the boot, was missing.

West Yorkshire Police advised householders to take keys to bed with them and keep them in a safe place out of sight. A spokesman said: “Don’t leave car keys, or any keys, on display on the kitchen top or in view of a window. Keep them by your bedside.”

Inspector Esther Hobbs, of the Bradford District Community Safety Partnership, said: “I would ask the public to take some simple steps to help themselves.

“Measures such as making sure doors are locked, car keys are kept in places other than near your front or back door, and making sure your burglar alarm is switched on are obvious ways to reduce the risk.”

Tyla’s mother, Chrissy Jackson, 25, has urged anyone who knows the whereabouts of the wheelchair and walking frame to search their consciences and come forward.

Anyone with information can contact Bradford South CID, via 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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9:15am Mon 4 Feb 13

Cooperlane2 says...

The burglar will then enter your bedroom to offer violence if you dont hand over the keys
The burglar will then enter your bedroom to offer violence if you dont hand over the keys Cooperlane2
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10:14am Mon 4 Feb 13

ANY WHERE BUT HERE says...

The police used to say keep your possessions out of sight,now it's take them to bed? Where will we be in another ten years time,everybody doing compulsory karate to protect ourselves. The police has been proven to be the least trustworthy organisation going, they really need to be proving that there upto the job. But no they tell us how to hide our belongings.!
The police used to say keep your possessions out of sight,now it's take them to bed? Where will we be in another ten years time,everybody doing compulsory karate to protect ourselves. The police has been proven to be the least trustworthy organisation going, they really need to be proving that there upto the job. But no they tell us how to hide our belongings.! ANY WHERE BUT HERE
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10:28am Mon 4 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Cooperlane2 wrote:
The burglar will then enter your bedroom to offer violence if you dont hand over the keys
Scary but true.

Totally ridiculous advice, I take it from the statement that the cutbacks are taking hold.
[quote][p][bold]Cooperlane2[/bold] wrote: The burglar will then enter your bedroom to offer violence if you dont hand over the keys[/p][/quote]Scary but true. Totally ridiculous advice, I take it from the statement that the cutbacks are taking hold. Outraged English Subject
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11:08am Mon 4 Feb 13

Albion. says...

Fair comment from the police, perhaps they might like to lobby the legal system as well, so that habitual thieves are locked away for longer (or shorter with an injection).
Fair comment from the police, perhaps they might like to lobby the legal system as well, so that habitual thieves are locked away for longer (or shorter with an injection). Albion.
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11:38am Mon 4 Feb 13

scanipoos says...

If you have an alarmed car if you take them to bed can the alarm be activated from that distance, their-fore drawing attention to the need for help ..And at the same time if you hear a car alarm could it be someone calling for help. Sentences also need to also be addressed. It used to be commit 100 crimes before their sent to jail. Does that still stand?
If you have an alarmed car if you take them to bed can the alarm be activated from that distance, their-fore drawing attention to the need for help ..And at the same time if you hear a car alarm could it be someone calling for help. Sentences also need to also be addressed. It used to be commit 100 crimes before their sent to jail. Does that still stand? scanipoos
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12:36pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

"so that habitual thieves are locked away for longer (or shorter with an injection)."


That should be applied to druggies; you’ll find that they are usually the habitual thieves. A great suggestion!!!
"so that habitual thieves are locked away for longer (or shorter with an injection)." That should be applied to druggies; you’ll find that they are usually the habitual thieves. A great suggestion!!! Outraged English Subject
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1:19pm Mon 4 Feb 13

The Hoffster says...

"Police have urged householders to sleep with their car key.."

....

That's disgusting.
"Police have urged householders to sleep with their car key.." .... That's disgusting. The Hoffster
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1:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

Time to get a gun license. The law needs to be adapted so we can defend our person and property.

Police cannot protect us and it's getting worse.

The way the economy is going (down), one can expect crime and fear of crime to rise. Of course the MP's,local Plice authority and other bodies will keep reminding us how crime is falling and why we need fewer police constables to patrol the beats. Now they asking you in effect to have your belongings under the bed! What a joke

You feeling lucky punk?
Time to get a gun license. The law needs to be adapted so we can defend our person and property. Police cannot protect us and it's getting worse. The way the economy is going (down), one can expect crime and fear of crime to rise. Of course the MP's,local Plice authority and other bodies will keep reminding us how crime is falling and why we need fewer police constables to patrol the beats. Now they asking you in effect to have your belongings under the bed! What a joke You feeling lucky punk? Not so simple
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4:06pm Mon 4 Feb 13

justjustice says...

What good are the police today?

They do not do anything unless someone dies, for everything else there is a Crime Reference Number, and wherever possible it was damage caused by badgers so it doesnt count as a crime which helps reduce the crime in your area.

And look at what happened during the riots in Birmingham. The muslim and sikh community felt the only way to protect themselves was not to rely on the police but protect their own neighbourhoods. This of course led to 3 deaths as some rioters drove into them.

You can take this in two ways:
1) They should have left it to the police, if they stayed home they would not have died
2) If the community were not out protecting themselves, the rots could have spread into their neighbourhoods resulting in a lot more vandalism and crime.

Who's right? Well the same can go for gun control in the USA. Problem is at least they can protect themselves into he USA, we would have to go to court to prove that we were protecting ourselves, and of course used "reasonable force".

The country needs to change, and its clear voting Labour, Conservatives or LibDems will not make that change.
So "waste" your votes next election and vote for someone else, cos why waste it on these three useless parties which cater to the corporations and self-interests.
What good are the police today? They do not do anything unless someone dies, for everything else there is a Crime Reference Number, and wherever possible it was damage caused by badgers so it doesnt count as a crime which helps reduce the crime in your area. And look at what happened during the riots in Birmingham. The muslim and sikh community felt the only way to protect themselves was not to rely on the police but protect their own neighbourhoods. This of course led to 3 deaths as some rioters drove into them. You can take this in two ways: 1) They should have left it to the police, if they stayed home they would not have died 2) If the community were not out protecting themselves, the rots could have spread into their neighbourhoods resulting in a lot more vandalism and crime. Who's right? Well the same can go for gun control in the USA. Problem is at least they can protect themselves into he USA, we would have to go to court to prove that we were protecting ourselves, and of course used "reasonable force". The country needs to change, and its clear voting Labour, Conservatives or LibDems will not make that change. So "waste" your votes next election and vote for someone else, cos why waste it on these three useless parties which cater to the corporations and self-interests. justjustice
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6:31pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Meerkat33 says...

Why don't the T&A report that the little girl has got her walking frame back as it was found dumped, it's been reported in a national newspaper with a picture but yet our local fails to pick it up. Also there has been a spate of breakins around the BD4 area in the past few months.

http://www. thesun. co. uk/sol/homepage/news
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Why don't the T&A report that the little girl has got her walking frame back as it was found dumped, it's been reported in a national newspaper with a picture but yet our local fails to pick it up. Also there has been a spate of breakins around the BD4 area in the past few months. http://www. thesun. co. uk/sol/homepage/news /4777231/Cerebral-pa lsy-sufferer-Tyla-An guige-6-reunited-wit h-stolen-walking-fra me.html Meerkat33
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7:07pm Mon 4 Feb 13

WayneRouke says...

Hmmm

If I have to sleep with my car keys, tellyvision, xbox etc ect, where will I actually sleep and where will I put my teddy bear??
Hmmm If I have to sleep with my car keys, tellyvision, xbox etc ect, where will I actually sleep and where will I put my teddy bear?? WayneRouke
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8:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

RollandSmoke says...

What if you haven't got any car keys, what do you do then eh? Is it wrong to sleep with someone else's car keys?
What if you haven't got any car keys, what do you do then eh? Is it wrong to sleep with someone else's car keys? RollandSmoke
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9:19pm Mon 4 Feb 13

WayneRouke says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
What if you haven't got any car keys, what do you do then eh? Is it wrong to sleep with someone else's car keys?
IS that bigomykey
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: What if you haven't got any car keys, what do you do then eh? Is it wrong to sleep with someone else's car keys?[/p][/quote]IS that bigomykey WayneRouke
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10:27pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

I have divorced my wife and I have now found a new loving partner, who I sleep with regulalry, her name is Mrs Car Keys.
I have divorced my wife and I have now found a new loving partner, who I sleep with regulalry, her name is Mrs Car Keys. jacko99
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10:30pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

Even though you are still allowed to smoke in your own house, do you have to stub it out when a burglar breaks in, as your house is now his workplace?
Even though you are still allowed to smoke in your own house, do you have to stub it out when a burglar breaks in, as your house is now his workplace? jacko99
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10:34pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

West Yorkshire Police are on the look out for a cross-eyed burglar.

They have stated, "If you see him peering in your front window, please warn the people next door."
West Yorkshire Police are on the look out for a cross-eyed burglar. They have stated, "If you see him peering in your front window, please warn the people next door." jacko99
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10:40pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

My wife woke me up in the early hours saying can you hear something I thinks it's a burglar go and see.
I replied it might be a rapist you go and see.
My wife woke me up in the early hours saying can you hear something I thinks it's a burglar go and see. I replied it might be a rapist you go and see. jacko99
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10:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

I tell people I'm a removals man if they ask what I do.

Sounds a lot better than a burglar.
I tell people I'm a removals man if they ask what I do. Sounds a lot better than a burglar. jacko99
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10:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jacko99 says...

I was arrested for beating the **** out of a burglar last night.

"But I thought it was perfectly legal now?" I said to the police officer.

"Only if they come into your home," he replied, "Not if they're walking to a fancy dress party."
I was arrested for beating the **** out of a burglar last night. "But I thought it was perfectly legal now?" I said to the police officer. "Only if they come into your home," he replied, "Not if they're walking to a fancy dress party." jacko99
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