MP planning school visit over mobile phone thefts

Friday, 20 February, 2009

An MP is planning a school visit after he was shocked by the number of children who had fallen victim to mobile phone thefts.

In 2007, 157 children under the age of 15 were victims of mobile phone thefts in Suffolk.

David Ruffley, shadow minister for police reform, said he wanted to raise awareness of the problem.

He will visit St Benedict's Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds , with PC Jim Kidd on February 27 to promote the campaign Protect It, Register It run by Suffolk Constabulary.