Every theft tweeted over 24 hours to highlight thieves’
Published: Thursday, 5 December
BTP will tweet every passenger property theft on the railways
reported over the previous 24 hours using the hashtag
The tweets will be broadcast on the @btp_uk account ‘as live’ at
the exact time a theft was reported 24 hours earlier. The marathon
tweets are to highlight to passengers the importance of
looking after personal
belongings and valuables over the Christmas period.
The day-long live tweet is part of Operation Magnum, a campaign
to help rail passengers keep their possessions safe from
pickpockets, gadget-grabbers and luggage thieves.
The nationwide operation was launched to tackle the 16% rise in
theft at stations and on trains across Britain last year.
Chief Constable Andy Trotter said: “
“Twitter is a useful tool to highlight these thefts, but we’d
remind anyone not to use Twitter to report crime; instead
call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.”
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