PUBLISHED: 17:44 31 October 2018 Christine Cunningham Simon Oakley, who owns Stratton Quick Fit in Long Stratton, is one of four men who went on trial on October 16 in connection with the break-ins. Picture: Staff photographer Archant Norfolk 2018 A Norfolk garage owner who supplied false number plates for a “prolific” regional gang who burgled more than 200 homes has been convicted. Simon Oakley, 45, who owns Stratton Quickfit in Long Stratton, was convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary along with James Pateman, 55, of Wollens Brook, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and his brother Thomas Pateman, 54, of Fen Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, who were both convicted of handling stolen goods.All have been warned that they face jail.The jury at Norwich Crown Court is still considering verdicts for a fourth defendant Ammir Kohanzad, from London, who runs a jewellery store in Hatton Garden and is also charged with handling stolen goods. The court has … [Read more...] about Garage owner convicted after supplying false number plates for ‘prolific’ burglary gang
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News / UK and world by Press Association October 4, 2018, 2:59 pm Updated: October 4, 2018, 3:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Thousands of Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests are being recalled after a “small number of false positive results”. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said people who have bought the tests should check the lot number to see if it is one of those affected. Manufacturer Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech estimates that more than 58,000 affected tests have been distributed in the UK. A MHRA spokesman said: “Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech has announced that they are recalling one lot of faulty Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests following the tests producing a small number of false positive results. “Anyone who has purchased an affected test is advised to seek alternative testing methods and return affected tests to their pharmacy or shop.” … [Read more...] about Digital pregnancy tests recalled after ‘number of false positive results’
Detroit Free Press staff Published 8:38 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Have you seen a municipal license plate on a vehicle that just didn’t look a municipal vehicle? Help us find lost license plates. The Freep investigative team has discovered nearly 600 municipal plates are missing from one governmental entity in Michigan alone. With your help, we can track some down. All you need is a cell phone. If you see an “X” plate on a vehicle that doesn’t look right, snap a photo and send it to us on Twitter (@FreepOnGuard) or email it to us ([email protected]). We’ll check into it. (Please don’t shoot pics while driving.) As our story found, as many as 560 license plates belonging to Michigan's largest school district have vanished — and there's finger-pointing all around. More: Nearly 600 license plates missing from Detroit schools. What happened? More: David Stott tower to reopen in downtown Detroit with luxury priced rents The … [Read more...] about Have you seen these license plates?
Jennifer Dixon Detroit Free Press Published 1:03 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 As many as 560 license plates belonging to Michigan's largest school district have vanished — and there's finger-pointing all around. The state-issued municipal plates — distinguishable by an “X” between two sets of numbers — could be a hot commodity: There are no annual renewal fees and they are not tied to a vehicle identification number. Good luck tracking down a getaway car or reporting a reckless driver who has somehow gotten an unauthorized municipal plate. It isn’t just theoretical. The Free Press recently spotted a municipal plate that once belonged to the Detroit Public Schools Community District on a car driving up Southfield Road in Lathrup Village. The Michigan Secretary of State issues municipal plates to local governments, police departments, school districts, volunteer fire departments and other public agencies. As of mid-June, the … [Read more...] about Nearly 600 license plates missing from Detroit schools. What happened?
If you park at Oakbrook Center, your car may be part of a candid camera scenario, as security cars drive up and down aisles in lots and garages, using license plate reading technology to check the plate numbers on vehicles.The license plate recognition system, which has been used since late 2016, helps Oakbrook Center monitor and enforce that shopping center employees are parking in designated areas and leaving the best parking for guests, explained Marissa Ellenby, senior manager of communications for General Growth Properties, the owner/operator of Oakbrook Center.“Our research has shown us that parking is a top pain point of our shoppers,” Ellenby stated.But a senior investigative researcher for an organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world says the use of license plate recognition systems raise privacy questions.“It’s important that businesses respect their customers,” said Dave Maass of the 28-year-old Electronic Frontier … [Read more...] about Oakbrook Center security scans license plates in its parking lots, raising privacy concerns