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Veolia calls in police after HGV theft

Veolia Environmental Services are working very closely with the police after one of its expensive recycling collection vehicles was stolen in Kent.

Tonbridge & Malling Council said that the HGV theft could disrupt its glass and can recycling bank emptying services over the next few weeks.

The truck is one of three specialist recycling vehicles owned jointly by Tonbridge & Malling Council and Veolia.

A Veolia spokesperson said: We take this issue very seriously and are working closely with the police and Tonbridge & Malling Council regarding the investigation into this incident. We are also liaising with the police regarding the immediate implementation of additional security measures at the site.

The Council has taken swift action to bring in extra resources to help maintain the usual glass and can bank emptying schedule.

Director of health and housing John Batty said: Our priority is to maintain business as usual and we are doing everything we can to find alternative vehicles to help empty the banks and minimise any disruption.

Inevitably though, it may not always be possible to maintain our daily emptying schedule and we are asking residents to bear with us until a permanent solution can be found. We believe that this vehicle was specifically targeted because of the specialist equipment it contained. Vehicles such as this are rare and expensive and we are doing all we can to assist the police.


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