Retailers and police work together to stop retail crime

THE top 100 suspected shoplifters in the region have been identified as part of a festive campaign to tackle shoplifters across the North-East region.

The North East Retail Crime Partnership (NERCP) has worked alongside forces in the region including Cleveland Police, to identify send persistent shoplifters across the area – and send them a festive message.

Sarah Dougherty, from the NERCP, said: “We’re running this initiative in partnership with North-East retailers and participating forces Cleveland, Durham and North Yorkshire in a bid to tackle the displacement of retail crime throughout the North-East region.

“The result of retailers and police working in partnership with each other... increases confidence and collaboration between the two, ultimately reducing crime and disorder.”

Detective Inspector Jason Dickson from Cleveland Police said: “Our message is clear; if you are caught shoplifting you will be dealt with and put before the courts. This campaign serves as a warning to criminals to think seriously as to whether they want to spend the festive season in a police cell.

“This regional work runs parallel with targeted work in the Cleveland area to protect businesses and the economy from the impact of shoplifting – it is definitely not a victimless crime.”

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5:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

think twice says...

“Our message is clear; if you are caught shoplifting you will be dealt with and put before the courts.
How will they be "dealt with" before they are "put before the courts?"
“Our message is clear; if you are caught shoplifting you will be dealt with and put before the courts. How will they be "dealt with" before they are "put before the courts?" think twice

10:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

stevegg says...

And these 100 are just the tip of the iceberg, all prolific with probably circa 100 convictions each. The revolving door syndrome with these oxygen thieves who are let off again and again and again by our pathetically weak justice system with little or no meaningful sanctions only to immediately reoffend as they dont care and cannot/will not be rehabilitated. As if the police dont have a hard enough job; it must be sole destroying watching the same suspects being released infinitum by the useless court system.
And these 100 are just the tip of the iceberg, all prolific with probably circa 100 convictions each. The revolving door syndrome with these oxygen thieves who are let off again and again and again by our pathetically weak justice system with little or no meaningful sanctions only to immediately reoffend as they dont care and cannot/will not be rehabilitated. As if the police dont have a hard enough job; it must be sole destroying watching the same suspects being released infinitum by the useless court system. stevegg

8:51pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Snilly says...

If you ever talk to the scumbags they all look as the courts and the penalties as there way of paying there taxes.

It's a way of life and prison holds no fear whatsoever.

So even if you bang em up for a few years they don't give a sh!t.

Bring back the birch and use it!!
If you ever talk to the scumbags they all look as the courts and the penalties as there way of paying there taxes. It's a way of life and prison holds no fear whatsoever. So even if you bang em up for a few years they don't give a sh!t. Bring back the birch and use it!! Snilly

10:21pm Wed 25 Dec 13

calumannabel says...

Maybe they could publish a similar list for Chief Constables and their Deputies?
Maybe they could publish a similar list for Chief Constables and their Deputies? calumannabel

2:50pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Darkroom Devil says...

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http://m.bbc.co.uk/n ews/magazine-1646992 8 Darkroom Devil

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