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Police step up patrols after rise in theft of iPads

Northamptonshire Police are launching a new scheme after a series of iPad thefts in schools Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police in Northampton are stepping up patrols at schools in the county, after a series of iPad thefts.

The force are setting up a new scheme so that people can register their devices, making them easier to trace if they are stolen.

Leicester Police issue photo of man on stolen iPad

Police in Leicestershire have issued a picture of a man taken on an iPad, after it had been stolen from a house near Melton Mowbray.

The photo taken on the iPad, stolen from a house in Melton Mowbray, appeared on the owners cloud storage device... Credit: Leicestershire Police

The owner retrieved the photograph from a cloud storage service, where it had been automatically copied.

Police are now appealing for help in identifying the man in the photo and want to speak to him about the theft, which took place in November.