Satellite tracking for quad bikes


Police have equipped a quad bike with a satellite tracker in a bid to combat thefts of the vehicles.

A back2you Gps tracker system with a Police force-owned vehicle has helped cut car theftsby 25% in three years.
Organised gangs have stolen about 50 of the all-terrain vehicles, worth over £230,000, in Wales 2009.
Police believe the stolen quad bikes are ending up in countries such as Ireland and in eastern Europe.
Criminals targeting farms in Wales stole equipment worth £1.7m in 2010, a survey found last year.
The quad bike has been a regular feature on farms for a number of years. Farmers, including Wales' many hill farmers, use them to haul feed and check livestock.
Police have managed to recover about seven stolen bikes worth £34,000, but it is hoped the satellite tracker - on a quad bike owned by the force - can help trace more.

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