Staff at cash-strapped Cleveland Police have lost more than £8,000 worth of force equipment in just over a year.

Amongst the items reported as missing were 10 mobile PDA devices – handheld computers – which cost around £500 each.

However, the force says that there have been no security breaches of data held on the devices – which allow officers to spend more time out of police stations and file reports directly from an incident.

Reported by the Evening Gazette. You can read the full story here. 

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