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Theft of bicycles at climate camp

concered resident | 05.08.2008 21:35 | Climate Camp 2008

There have been reports that bicycles left in the car park of the climate camp have been stolen.
Minor incidences like that should be reported to the local police. No matter who stole them. Dirty scum.

"Report it

Residents who see anything suspicious or who want to report incidents or crimes that are not emergencies, should call Kent Police’s non-urgent number 01634 891055. Non-urgent incidents are those where there is no immediate danger to life, where a crime has been committed but is not actually in progress and when there is no offender nearby.

These calls are charged at the local rate and answered at the Kent Police Communications Centre in Maidstone.

In an emergency, for example if life is threatened, people are injured, crime is in progress or offenders are nearby, you should call the police on 999."

concered resident


cops cut locks and stole bikes after telling ppl to leave them in car park

05.08.2008 22:13

This is crazy. First they tell you to leave your bike in the car park, then they cut the locks and steal them. Can't wait to see what the police claim to try and justify this - maybe tey'll say the bikes could be used as weapons, or maybe they will say they suspect they are stolen, or maybe that they were blocking emergency vehicle access.


Tuesday 9 pm update from camp

05.08.2008 22:45

Workshops packed, with climate science by Dr Simon Lewis, and mass action training in amongst the over-flying helicopter. By evening, lots of people arriving. Two-hour wait to get 'stop-and-searched' proves too much, and 100 people refuse and head straight to camp! Normal day really (execpt the mental police press release), with all being calm - it's hotting up for the biggest climate camp ever!




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Few things I hate more than bike thieves

05.08.2008 22:52

Low life bike thieves caught on film cutting locks in the dead of night and carrying away about a dozen cycles like cowardly junkie gutter scum.

Footage apparently being uploaded soon.

filthy scum

Uphold and enforce the law

06.08.2008 00:30

This week the world seems to have become tangibly more crazy as the police repeatedly break the very laws they claim to be upholding. From aggravated trespass, assault, maliciously mischief, theft and criminal damage, the list of outrages grows longer as each day of the camp passes. As today drew to a close and under the cover of nightfall, the police cut the locks from bikes attached to fences in the car park where previously they had order people to lock up their bikes or have their locks seized as items which might be used to cause criminal damage. Not only did they then destroy these locks and steal the bikes but earlier on the day they presented locks found hidden in hedges as some kind of dangerous illicit cache while the reality is that if you want to take your bike to the camp you have to either loose your lock to the cops or find somewhere to hide it in the hope you can fetch it again when you leave.

The cops behavior over this week has opened many peoples eyes.


They are completely ...

06.08.2008 08:02

I think someone high up in Kent police force is suffering from some serious stress related mental health - it's the only thing that could explain the completely irrational behaviour and their recent hysterical press releases.

We'll find out who in couple of weeks when they go on a holiday to Snowdon.