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Preston motorists to be offered free number plate protection screws

Posted on - 7th May, 2013 - 12:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

Motorists in Preston are being urged to keep their number plates safe by police.

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Free number plate screws will be handed out on Saturday 11 May at Asda, Fulwood, to combat car-related crime.

The screws make it difficult for thieves to steal registration numbers, which can then be used to commit crimes such as petrol station drive offs.

PS Mike Sampson from the Fulwood Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Although this type of crime is not a large problem in the area, we want to give reassurance to residents that we are aware that these crimes do happen, especially in today’s economic climate, and we are taking preventative action.

“Tamper proof screws are an extremely useful tool to help deter thieves and I hope that this initiative will continue to help us to keep this kind of crime from occurring.”

The day long event runs from 10am to 4pm and is running in conjunction with Halfords.

Motorists who receive the screws will also be able to make a donation to the Katy Holmes Trust – set up to raise awareness and funds to research paediatric brain tumours following the death of 10 year old Katy in January 2012.

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