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Ashbourne residents encouraged to protect their property from criminals

Posted on 25th June 2014

Residents in Ashbourne and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to have their bikes and tools security marked as part of a forcewide campaign to tackle shed and garden burglary.

Officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on the road to speak to residents about the steps that they can take to protect their property as part of a countywide initiative.

The policing team will be heading to Fairways Garden Centre in Clifton between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, June 28.

Officers will be handing out crime prevention advice around protecting sheds, garages and outbuildings and residents will be given the opportunity to have their bikes and tools security marked in a bid to deter criminals.

Police are urging residents to ensure that outbuildings, sheds are garages are properly secure and that any valuables, including power tools and garden equipment are security marked and kept out of view.

Derbyshire Constabulary launched the campaign earlier this month (June 2nd) to combat theft from shed, garages and outbuildings ahead of the summer months where people are more likely to be spending more time in their gardens.

Officers are actively encouraging people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police straight away on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

To find out more about the event or to speak to the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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