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Residents are encouraged to increase their vehicle security with anti-theft screws

Posted on 26th February 2014

Motorists are invited to get their vehicle security into gear as police offer out free anti-theft number plate screws.

Between Sunday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 18, offenders targeted three vehicles in Hadfield and Tintwistle, removing the front and rear registration plates.

Officers from the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team are encouraging residents to visit local police stations to pick up their free tamper proof anti-theft number plate screws.

The screws are designed to deter opportunists from targeting a vehicle as they make it difficult to remove the number plates.

While the devices can be fitted by a normal screwdriver, they cannot be removed with one. This reduces the risk of number plates being stolen or cloned, and can prevent offenders from committing a crime which cannot be traced back to them.

Visit police stations in the Glossop area to pick up the free screws to stop thieves in their tracks.

To find out more contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.