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Fulwood motorists take up police offer for number plate screws to keep car crime down

Posted on - 15th May, 2013 - 8:30am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News

Police have helped fit 120 cars with number plate screws during a crime prevention event in Fulwood.

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Officers were at Asda on Saturday to speak with over 150 members of the public about car theft.

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The number plate screws were fitted by Halfords and free vehicle checks were also performed.

S Mike Sampson from the Fulwood Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “It was great to get out and meet local shoppers at the event at Asda, it gave us the opportunity to talk to local residents and to offer them crime prevention advice.

“Although car number plate crime is not a large problem in the area, we wanted to reassure residents that we are aware that these crimes do happen and we are taking preventative action.

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“It was fantastic to have our colleagues from Halfords on hand to fit the screws for free for the public.”

The screws were given away free but motorists were asked to donate money to the Katy Holmes Trust in return for the fitting.

A total of £179 was raised for the charity.

Paula Holmes from the Katy Holmes Trust said: “I’d like to personally thank each and every person who donated at Asda to help us raise so much money, especially when we know that most people had probably just gone there to just to do their shopping.

“I’d like to also thank Lancashire Police and Asda for letting us attend this community event to raise money and awareness of youngsters who are affected by brain tumours.”

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