Tameside CEOs catch bike thieves

Last September two Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) employed by NSL and working on behalf of Tameside Council, proved just how vigilant they were when their observations prevented a bike from being stolen.

Whilst on duty in Ashton town centre, one of the CEOs came across two young men, who were dragging a bike from the roof of a vehicle. The CEO reacted swiftly to approach and questioned the suspects, who failed to unlock the vehicle.

He then called for assistance from a colleague but the suspects managed to escape before further action could be taken. However, the incident was later reported to the police and after prompt investigations, which included an Identification parade, one of the thieves was arrested.

We later learnt that the vehicle is owned by Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive of Tameside Council. He expressed his gratitude for the CEOs courageous actions and said: “I would like to thank them for saving my ten year old bike. I’ve taken it across Europe on that bike rack and it’s provided me with many a happy moment. It’s practically part of the family, many thanks.”

Sonya May, NSL’s Client Account Manager at Tameside, said: “This is one of many instances where our CEOs across Tameside have demonstrated their vigilance, and so have prevented another bike crime. This particular incident bears testament to the professionalism and importance of our CEOs in communities.’’

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For further information, please contact Afrika Morris, Media Officer, on 0208 991 8897, or email Afrika.Morris@nsl.co.uk

Notes to Editors:
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• NSL employs more than 4,600 people and has over 100 offices throughout the UK. NSL provides tailored solutions for the following sectors:
o Local Government – CCTV Monitoring control centres, and off-street enforcement services; NSL is the UK’s biggest employer of Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), Parking Attendants, and Traffic Attendants. NSL manages over 500 car-parks and delivers effective traffic management enforcement services for most of the UK’s major cities, including Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, and London – where NSL works in partnership with 18 Boroughs. CCTV Monitoring control centres.
o Health – non-emergency and specialist patient transport services. Car park management. Transport logistics and planning.
o Airports – Passenger transport and related services.
o Central Government – identity validation solutions, and back office business processing operations, including Shared Service Centres in Croydon, Coventry and Oldham for Transport for London (TfL), Local Government and the NHS.
o Consultancy – NSL provides a wide range of consultancy services, including parking design, traffic modelling, urban design and road safety engineering.
• NSL is an Investor in People Champion, and was awarded an Investor in People GOLD Award, joining the top 2% of UK organisations to have achieved the prestigious standard, which is given only to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting their staff.