Thieves tempted by latest gadgets

Demand for the latest gadgets is pushing up the crime figures in South Yorkshire.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt said: “One of the key drivers of theft from the person is if we get the latest iPhone or tablet coming out, we will tend to see crime related to that latest gadget. However, another factor can also be the arrival of people coming to study at university in Sheffield.”

Theft went up 3% over the year