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Land Rovers, bikes and boats security marked at Carsington Water event

Posted on 2nd June 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officers took to the road to encourage cyclists and Land Rover owners to get their security into gear at a recent event.

The event saw people bringing along their Land Rovers and bikes to be security marked for free by the team, along with picking up SmartWater kits to mark up their valuables at home.

PCSO Sue Lester from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team also marked up the Carsington Water rescue boats to help to deter criminals from targeting the motor.

SmartWater is a forensic based security marking fluid that can be used on property from bikes, electrical items and jewellery to help deter criminals.

Marking items with security kits such as SmartWater can improve the chances of police returning any items if they are stolen and then recovered.

During the event on Sunday, May 31, the Safer Neighbourhood officers were on hand to chat to visitors about the steps that they can take to better protect their valuables from criminals. This included advice around home and vehicle security ahead of the summer months.

Safer Neighbourhood teams across the Derbyshire Dales are set to host further community events over the next few months. To keep up to date with upcoming events in your community, visit and head to the team's page.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @WirksworthSNT and @AshbourneSNT

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