Improved security measures following thefts

Published Tuesday 27 February 2018

Additional security measures have been taken by the district council following a spate of thefts from parking ticket machines.

Harborough District Council has installed new security measures, in response to the incidents, which have already thwarted a recent attempt by thieves to gain access to the machines.

The council has also increased the frequency of the machines being emptied.

In recent months, thieves have targeted parking machines in Lutterworth and Market Harborough – with one incident resulting in a police vehicle chase with the offenders.

Councillor Jonathan Bateman said: “These unfortunate thefts are not isolated to this area and are happening elsewhere in the country; however we are working closely with police, and remain vigilant, as well as installing tougher security measures which have already proved effective.”

The council is also due to switch on the ability for the public to pay for parking tickets by bank card which will further improve security.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact police by calling 101.