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Bakewell residents encouraged to protect their property from criminals

Posted on 9th June 2014

Residents in Bakewell are being encouraged to increase their shed security as part of a forcewide campaign to tackle shed and garden burglary.

Officers from the Bakewell 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.

Derbyshire Constabulary launched the campaign on Monday, June 2 to combat theft from shed, garages and outbuildings ahead of the summer months where people will be spending more time in their gardens.

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.

The policing team will be heading to Birchover garden event between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday, June 14 to offer crime prevention advice around protecting sheds, garages and outbuildings.

Police will be teaming up with the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of a joint initiative on Thursday, June 19. Throughout the day they will be visiting residents living in the rural areas of Over Haddon to offer advice around crime and fire prevention.

On Friday, June 27, officers will be setting up shop at the Moorhall Stores in Bakewell between 8.30am and 11am to encourage cyclists to mark up their bikes with specialised security marking kits.

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 events or to speak to the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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