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Ashbourne motorists invited to get their security into gear at police event

Posted on 17th October 2014

Ashbourne officers are hosting a multi-agency event to encourage motorists to boost their vehicle security as part of a forcewide campaign.

Throughout the month, Safer Neighbourhood teams across the county will be offering security advice to help residents to better protect their vehicles from being targeted by thieves.

The event, which is set to take place at the Carsington Reservoir, will see police and partners teaming up offer advice around road safety, crime prevention and also marking up vehicle and cycles to help to deter passing criminals.

Officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working alongside their colleagues from the Community Safety department and Roads Policing Unit, along with representatives from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire County Council.

Residents are being invited to come along and chat to the team about any concerns that they may have for their community, along with picking up advice from police and partner agencies.

The event will take place on Sunday, November 2 and will run between 10am and 4pm.

Sergeant Denis Murphy from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The event is being staged to highlight the importance of taking steps to protect your property from criminals, as this time of year can see an increase in the number of thefts reported.  

“Our focus for this special event will be vehicle security; however we will be on hand to speak to members of the public about any community issues that they may have.

“We will be offering opportunities for local farmers and small holders to get involved with our Farm Watch initiative to help us to tackle rural crime and we will also be marking up Land Rovers throughout the day. If you prefer two wheels, we will also be assisting with cycle marking too.

“As the weather turns colder, it’s important to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and our colleagues from the Road Policing Team will be on hand to advise and educate motorists about what the law requires to help keep them and other road users safe.”

For more information about the event or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101. Follow the team on Twitter: @AshbourneSNT

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