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Crime stories in brief 09/10/13

Appeal after bus shelter vandalism

Police are appealing for information after a vandal spray painted a number of vehicles, bus shelters and street signs in Heysham. The damage occurred between 8pm and 8.45pm on Thursday, September 19 along Berwick Way and School Road. CCTV footage shows several members of the public passing a lone figure at the bus shelter on School Road. Call police on 101 and refer to Log LC-20130920-0365.

Cycle operation launched

A bicycle awareness course has been launched by police this month. Operation Raisin aims to promote the importance of taking proper bicycle security measures in the area following a rise in bicycle thefts over the summer months. Officers will be stopping and speaking to cyclists.

Operation Bramble launched

A new road safety campaign has been launched by Lancashire Constabulary focusing on roads around Lancaster, Morecambe and Fleetwood. Operation Bramble will run for the month of October, with the aim of reducing the number of casualties, particularly among vulnerable road users. This will be done via a combination of educating road users and increased enforcement efforts in the local area. This is in response to a recent rise in the number of people who have been killed or seriously injured on the roads around Lancaster, Morecambe and Fleetwood. It is felt these rises are due to the good summer weather leading to increased use of the roads by cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. The government runs a number of ‘Bikeability’ courses for cyclists. Visit for more information.