Nissan ‘keeps youngsters from car crime’

Young people are to be driven away from a life of crime by automobile manufacturer Nissan.

The firm’s course teaches offenders the implications of their actions and is run by prison officers Neil Dainty and Dave Phelan.

Nissan has researched car crime by looking at cases and trends from all over the world, picking up recognition from the Prison Service while also being accredited by the Open College Network.

Those who take the course are also given the opportunity to learn basic skills for use within the motor trade.

Nissan commented that the programme aim is to "keep youngsters on the straight and narrow after their time in prison".

Vehicle crime statistics from the Home Office show that there has been a 51 per cent drop in incidents since 1997, although 1.73 million automobiles were targeted by criminals during the course of 2005 and 2006.

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