• Short Summary

    Item showing reconstructions of lorry thefts around the country.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Road theft tide turns.

    Reconstructions show how lorries are stolen and hijacked for their goods. Various locations.

    High angle shot of Rotherhithe, camera pans down to the Atlas Lorry Depot. M/S as lorries are loaded. M/S in warehouse where goods are being sorted and packed. M/S lorries in the depot. C/U reward sign, camera pans to show lorry being checked out by security guard. High angle shot of lorry moving along narrow street, C/U driver at wheel. M/S thief leaning up against fence, he walks towards parked lorry and starts to pick the lock. C/U from inside the truck as the roller door is raised and the alarm goes off. M/S as the man turns and runs from the lorry. M/S of another lorry being parked, the driver gets out and locks the door. He walks away, dissolve to show another man walking towards it. C/U lorry's wheel. M/S as the thief drives the lorry away, camera dissolves to show men transferring the load to another lorry.

    M/S's van at farm being loaded with apples. Farmer Mr L. Clarke checks as they are loaded. M/S thief closing van doors he walks over and signs for the apples being careful to hide his face. M/S transport cafe 'Busy Bee' at night. C/U lorry driver getting out and locking door. L/S looking into cafe, interior as they buy food and put money in juke box. M/S people sitting down to eat. M/S driver with his cup of tea. Various shots as the thief gets in the lorry and drives away. M/S as lorry pulls up between two cars. M/S driver reading his paper. One thief comes up to ask for a 'light'. M/S of another man getting out of the car, cut to thief driving off in lorry. M/S injured driver laying on roadside a man comes to his aid. C/U of him dialling the police and speaking into the phone. L/S information room at Scotland Yard. Various shots as details of assault are sent along conveyor belt, a policeman hands them to another who radios nearest car to scene. M/S car receiving details and driving off. Various shots of lorries driving along streets.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:17:00 / 01:14:16:00

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