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Kids Risking Lives To Snatch Bonfire Material

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Youths are raiding industrial sites across the UK in the run up to Guy Fawkes Night.

The brazen youngsters have been captured on CCTV risking their lives on dangerous sites across the country.

Footage supplied by security specialist Netwatch shows gangs of kids scaling security perimeter fences to snatch wooden pallets and rubber tyres for bonfire material.

Niall Kelly, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, said the problem will get increasingly worse in the run-up to Guy Fawkes Night on November 5.

"We provide 24 hour remote security for a range of logistics and industrial sites across the country, and we have seen a steady increase in attempted thefts on our sites as Guy Fawkes Night approaches," he explained.

"It's generally just kids looking for material to burn for their bonfire, however these sites are often dangerous for unauthorised individuals and these youths are putting themselves in serious danger."

The youths are thwarted when they enter a site by intervention specialists within Netwatch's remote communications hub, and issued an audio warning, asking them to leave the site. The authorities are then alerted and the gangs are apprehended by the police.

Niall added: "Logistics and construction sites are particularly vulnerable due to the high volume of materials kept on site and we are seeing a significant demand for us to provide 24 hour remote and responsive security at sites across the UK."





Established in the Republic of Ireland in 2003 by David Walsh, Group CEO, and Niall Kelly, Director of Technology, Netwatch currently employs 90 staff. The company's team of leading security experts has developed a bespoke 'next generation' asset protection solution. Netwatch currently monitors security for more than 1,500 blue-chip businesses worldwide as well as a significant proportion of the world's premium residential properties.