Criminals are targeting the Midlands’ white van men – with a huge increase in the number of thefts reported to police.

Offences have more than doubled since 2012, according to West Midlands Police figures.

A Freedom of Information request to the force revealed that 375 vans were stolen in 2012, but 878 were taken between 2016 and April 2017 – a rise of 134 per cent.

Reported by The Birmingham Mail. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.