Thieves target bus for special needs children

A COMPANY that gets children with special needs to school has fallen victim to thieves looking for catalytic converters.

Three minibuses were targeted at K and K Hire, in Eastleigh, taking the vehicles out of action.

The business says this is the fourth incident in three years, though some were not reported to police.

K and K Hire owner Kevin May said: “They don’t care, they’re not interested, they’ve got no morals.”

The company, on Parham Road, is contracted by councils to take young people to schools across Hampshire as well as adults to day care centres in its 130 minibuses.

The catalytic converters cost £800 to replace and their loss led to disruption on Monday morning, though all the kids did get transport.

Police said it appeared that three people had arrived in a white transit van and removed the items between 7.45pm and 9pm on Friday.

Anyone with information should call Eastleigh Police on 101.

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6:25am Wed 29 Jun 11

cowley says...

dirty stinking smelly pikeys no doubt. hands should be broken! that would put a stop to it im sure.
dirty stinking smelly pikeys no doubt. hands should be broken! that would put a stop to it im sure. cowley
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7:12am Wed 29 Jun 11

SpittingMoreFire says...

I am horrified!
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Further words fail me!
I am horrified! . Further words fail me! SpittingMoreFire
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8:32am Wed 29 Jun 11

The wickedsaint says...

Echo fails on the details yet again - K and K are on Parham Drive !!
Echo fails on the details yet again - K and K are on Parham Drive !! The wickedsaint
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8:45am Wed 29 Jun 11

sunnyscunny says...

Who cares about the exact location. The fact is people don't care who they steal from. The elderly. children. Even the disabled. Lowest of the low. Scum bags!
Who cares about the exact location. The fact is people don't care who they steal from. The elderly. children. Even the disabled. Lowest of the low. Scum bags! sunnyscunny
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9:57am Wed 29 Jun 11

Dasal says...

SpittingMoreFire wrote:
I am horrified! . Further words fail me!
"Further words fail me"

Wow, Spittingmorefire, thats a FIRST !!!

All joking apart its a despicable act and should the culprits be caught let the punishment fit the crime and not just "a slap on the wrist".
[quote][p][bold]SpittingMoreFire[/bold] wrote: I am horrified! . Further words fail me![/p][/quote]"Further words fail me" Wow, Spittingmorefire, thats a FIRST !!! All joking apart its a despicable act and should the culprits be caught let the punishment fit the crime and not just "a slap on the wrist". Dasal
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10:45am Wed 29 Jun 11

jazzi says...

Recently at local a scrapyard 3 guys argued over the price of weighing in 2 catalytic converters ,at the time i found it amusing watching these stooges but the cats where new, why scrap them ?
Only to them see them again later in the afternoon sat outside a garage talking to the workers, no doubt looking for a buyer .

Surely the camera works down the tip, first place i'd look .
Recently at local a scrapyard 3 guys argued over the price of weighing in 2 catalytic converters ,at the time i found it amusing watching these stooges but the cats where new, why scrap them ? Only to them see them again later in the afternoon sat outside a garage talking to the workers, no doubt looking for a buyer . Surely the camera works down the tip, first place i'd look . jazzi
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12:21pm Wed 29 Jun 11

spotburst says...

"Surely the camera works down the tip"

....unless it's been nicked of course.
"Surely the camera works down the tip" ....unless it's been nicked of course. spotburst
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7:22pm Wed 29 Jun 11

newsknight says...

Hmmm - pikeys again, and 'daylight robbery' yes it is still light out at that time of night!! Unless you could report it as armed robbery the police would not attend quickly enough to catch them!! WHEN WILL THERE BE STRICT CONTROLS PLACED ON THE MAINLY PIKEY OWNED SCRAP MERCHANTS - Manhole Covers and Catalytic Converters - come on, it can't be rocket science to prove they are nicked...it'd be good use of ANPR cameras if they were sited near to Scrap Yards to spot tatty overloaded 'flatbeds and transit vans' Pikey vehicles of preference !!!
Hmmm - pikeys again, and 'daylight robbery' yes it is still light out at that time of night!! Unless you could report it as armed robbery the police would not attend quickly enough to catch them!! WHEN WILL THERE BE STRICT CONTROLS PLACED ON THE MAINLY PIKEY OWNED SCRAP MERCHANTS - Manhole Covers and Catalytic Converters - come on, it can't be rocket science to prove they are nicked...it'd be good use of ANPR cameras if they were sited near to Scrap Yards to spot tatty overloaded 'flatbeds and transit vans' Pikey vehicles of preference !!! newsknight
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