A trial of body scanners has taken place at Stratford station in London in the latest bid to fight knife crime in the city. Thruvision scanners which have been approved by the US Transportation Security Administration are already being used in the Los Angeles metro and have also been trialled in New York and Washington DC.
Theft of tools and machinery from construction sites continues to rise, and along with this is the additional problem of stolen JCB’s and forklift trucks being used in ram-raids on cash machines. The cost of the damage done to a shop or bank can often be more than that stolen from the ATM. In June this year a gang who targeted ATM’s across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire in 2018 were jailed for between 3 and 10 years each.