Europe and the UK

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Tesla is working on a new software update to help prevent theft after spike in stolen Teslas in Europe

A group of thieves in the Netherlands have managed to steal nearly a dozen of the luxury cars, according to Electrek, and no one’s sure why just yet. Whatever’s happening, reports suggest it’s part of an intricate operation—or it’s simply being handled by thieves who know their shit. The Dutch news site nrc.nl reports that “at least eleven” Tesla vehicles have been recently…

Warning over ‘huge spike’ in stolen bikes being sold on Instagram and Snapchat

Bikers have warned of a huge spike in stolen motorcycles being sold on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, often for a fraction of their true worth. Criminals believe social media provides them with a “safe haven”. Frequently the locks on the bikes are snapped and they are pushed away because it is not easy to start them while stealing.  Stolen bikes are allegedly sold for a fraction…

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

As new figures show road deaths in the European Union have not decreased in three years, a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says employers, national governments and the European Union must step-up efforts to tackle the problem of work-related road risk. Read more at:…

FOR THE HIGH JUMP Talented horse-rider and wannabe model jailed after acting as getaway driver for gang of car thieves who stole £700k worth of luxury cars

A TALENTED horse-rider and wannabe model has been jailed after acting as a getaway driver for a gang of car thieves who stole £700k worth of luxury motors. Kirstie Covele, 18, has been caged for two years after she drove the gang to 13 of the 33 burglaries they carried out during a two-month crime spree in Kent and South East…