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Motorists invited to number plate security event in Osmaston

Posted on 16th September 2014

Officers at Derby East are holding a number plate security event in Osmaston this week.

The event is being run by Derby East Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team in conjunction with the Derby Homes Crime Prevention Team. The security screws have been provided by Sharon Booth, who is the local Neighbourhood Officer for Osmaston and Sinfin.

Members of the public who attend can have the special security screws fitted to their number plates for free, which makes them difficult to remove and this helps to prevent them being a victim of this crime.

The event will be held in the car park at Sainsbury’s on Osmaston Park Road on Friday, September 19. The team will be there from 10.00am until 2.30pm.

The Derby Homes CPT will be taking a break at 12.00pm and will resume the fitting of the screws at 12.30pm.

Sgt Simon Hawley who manages the team said: “Criminals who steal number plates can sometimes use them to hide the identity of vehicles, which are then used to commit crime. It is important that victims of this crime report the theft to police as soon as possible.

“This gives opportunity for officers to stop any vehicles bearing the stolen plates before they are involved in any offences.”

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