Police in Tendring ask residents to be vigilant after quad bike thefts

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Police in the Tendring are asking residents to keep their property secure and to be vigilant following a series of quad bike and motorcycle thefts in the area around Harwich.

Russ Cole, District Commander for Tendring, said: “I believe people are looking for items that represent easy opportunities. I am keen to bring this to people’s attention so residents can take steps to make it hard for opportunist criminals and to prevent future offences.”

Sergeant Paul Gale of the Neighbourhood Policing Team at Harwich said: “I would encourage residents to sign up to Essex Community Messaging (ECM), as this is a very good way to communicate and receive information about emerging trends and issues.”

Guidance to sign up to ECM can be found on the Essex Police website or by contacting the local Neighbourhood Team at Harwich police station.

Officers have also asked residents to report any suspicious activity they witness to call Essex Police immediately on 101, and anyone who requires any further crime prevention advice should call 101 to speak to their local crime prevention tactical advisor, or if they have information on this type of activity to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.