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14 January, 2013
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Drive-off initiative

North Wales Police and Conwy Community Safety Partnership have joined forces with the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) and independent retailers to introduce Forecourt Watch throughout Conwy county.

Service station staff will take details of any vehicle which drives off without paying and will swiftly pass the information to police.

Phillips 66 roadshow

A nationwide roadshow to introduce Phillips 66 to its trade customers after the split of ConocoPhillips has been attended by more than 200 distributors and dealers.

The roadshow visited eight venues across the UK, with a double-decker bus serving as a mobile meeting room for customers to learn more about the Phillips 66 brand and its team, and to discuss their own plans.

CCTV catches own thief

A thief who stole a garage's CCTV camera was recognised by police from its final moments of recording.

Wyn Jones, prosecuting, told Flintshire magistrates the film showed the defendant pulling up in his car, walking towards the camera, cutting four wires and then forcing it off its holding bracket.

Troy Hamilton was told to pay £200 compensation for the camera with £145 costs, and was sent on a 'thinking skills' course.

Tyre checks save fuel

A Sainsbury's forecourt has launched a fuel-saving initiative developed by four schoolboys.

The boys have been working on a project to reduce UK carbon emissions by encouraging motorists to check their tyre pressures when at the petrol station.

The boys developed their initiative after finding that if 400 motorists check their tyre pressures regularly, it would help them reduce fuel consumption, and save 43 tonnes of CO2 and 19,000 litres of fuel a year.