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Shed break-ins prompt police and council crime-fighting campaign in Alvaston

Posted on 15th May 2014

Police have been helping people spruce up their shed security after a rise in the number of break-ins in Alvaston.

Officers from Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team headed out on the streets to hand out crime prevention kit to residents.

The security drive was jointly organised by Derby City Council’s neighbourhood officer, Anjela Mapp, and saw the group visit more than 100 homes in Alvaston Street.

Shed alarms, SmartWater kits and leaflets with crime prevention advice were handed out during the visits, which took place on Friday, May 9.

Sergeant Simon Hawley, who leads the policing team, said: “People living in the area had told us they were concerned about a recent rise in shed burglaries and we wanted to head out and speak to them about security.

“There are many simple steps people can take to protect their property, and there are also items we can give to help them do that.

“We’re also increasing patrols and want to hear from anyone who spots suspicious activity or wants to report a crime.”

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