Release the dogs! Thieves target Somerdale factory in Keynsham
By JoannaPazucha | Thursday, June 23, 2011, 14:21
Police are training dogs at the Somerdale factory in Keynsham to help keep vandals and metal thieves away.
The old Cadbury factory at Somerdale, Keynsham
The plant, which shut in March, has been targeted six times by criminals whose images were caught on CCTV cameras.
Police dogs will now be trained on site, day and night, while Kraft works to beef up security at the site.
Keynsham district inspector Tim Stuckes said: "Police and the owners Kraft are fully aware how potentially attractive such a large and empty factory may appear to criminals.
"I can assure them that on-site security is already extremely vigilant and we are fully prepared to respond rapidly to any reports of criminal activity.
"We are in regular talks with the company over the site's security measures, which can be increased if considered necessary.
"Our message is that Cadbury's is not a chocolate box of goodies that scrap metal thieves can help themselves to."