'Dine-and-dash' incidents more than double in three years in Cambridgeshire
The number of dine-and-dashers running off without paying in Cambridgeshire has more than doubled in three years.
Industry representatives say leaving without paying for services including meals, petrol, or taxi journeys is akin to "stealing someone's wages", and could leave innocent people unable to provide for their families.
Home Office figures reveal Cambridgeshire Police recorded 2,066 making off without payment offences in the 12 months to September 2018.
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