On the topic of the police attitude to bike theft, a call was made by a member of the public at 3.15pm about a bike behaving suspiciously, (the date is unimportant but the incident was recent) and the police came to my door at half past midnight the next day. The bike turned out to be stolen but had false plates fitted. My plates. My question to them was if the incident was reported at 3.15. Why are you knocking my door at half past midnight the next day. What took you so long? Their respose was… We came didnt we, what more do you want?..
It's all true but please report it anyway.
It will add to the numbers and they can't ignore for much longer.
This. Report every incident you come across. I do it everytime i see scrotes, it's just a 5min call to 101
I have called Essex Police on 101 twice. Each time I was hanging on for over 20 minutes and then, when I did get through, I was transferred to the "incident" desk and kept hanging on for so long that I gave up.