Cumbria floods: Private security patrols to deter thieves
15 January 2016
From the section Cumbria
Police say flood-hit properties could be “soft targets” for criminals
Private security staff have been drafted in to patrol flood-hit areas of Cumbria to ensure the county does not become a “soft target” for criminals.
Hundreds of properties were deluged during two recent storms which resulted in record rainfall.
Cumbria Police and the county council said the move was prompted after recent thefts from flooded homes.
The additional patrols are being paid for through the county’s existing flood relief fund.
The patrols are being undertaken in Carlisle, …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed