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Callous thieves target elderly & disabled people

Sammy Grey

Blue disabled badge thefts The Problem: Callous thieves stealing blue parking badges from elderly and disabled in Redbridge Lizzie Dearden, Reporter Wednesday, October 2, 201311:44 AM Callous thieves are targeting blue parking badges used by elderly and disabled people. Between January and December this year, 89 permits were stolen from vehicles in Redbridge, including some cars that were left unlocked. Speaking to Ilford residents at an area committee seven meeting last week, Sgt Wayne McBride said police are launching a crackdown on theft from vehicles. He added: “We’ve seen a huge increase in theft from motor vehicles, particularly blue badges....