• Short Summary

    Lorry hijacking is a growing menace to manufacturers, retailers and trucking firms.

    There have been many?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Truck along road
    0.03

    2.
    CU Driver
    0.06

    3.
    GV Hijackers' van blocks road
    0.10

    4.
    GV Hijackers pull driver out & cover him with blanket
    0.19

    5.
    CU Hijacker into cab...starts lorry
    0.22

    6.
    GV Hijackers puts driver into van
    0.30

    7.
    GV Van & lorry move off & alarm cuts in
    0.38

    8.
    SV Hijacker calls for assistance & looks for 'off' switch for alarm
    0.48

    9.
    SV Other Hijackers return & search...police arrive jump out & arrest hijackers
    1.25

    10.
    Sv Police puts arrested men into van & help driver
    1.33

    11.
    SV Security man arrives in another car & switch alarm off
    1.47



    Initials SGM/0040 SGM/0056



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Lorry hijacking is a growing menace to manufacturers, retailers and trucking firms.

    There have been many devices marketed over the years in an effort to beat hijackers.

    Now, what is claimed to be the most advanced anti-hijacking system for vehicles in the world has been demonstrated in England.

    The system incorporates unique electronic and fully automatic devices designed to operate on all types of vehicles....from private cars to articulated lorries. The company which developed them, AFA-Minerva, explains that the weakness of some systems is human failure to set off the alarms. The new range includes systems automatically set when the vehicle's engine is stopped, thus eliminating any operation by the driver.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA406MO541YA49TZNMHNQTF79TF
    Media URN:
    VLVA406MO541YA49TZNMHNQTF79TF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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