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Gate and metal thefts

on Sun, 17/07/2022 - 5:10pm

There has been a recent spate of gate thefts (metal & wooden) as well as other metal objects from farms in the past week. TVP ask all landowners, businesses & those in rural communities to remain vigilant & report any suspicious activity or thefts through 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Please see below some crime prevention to help protect your property:

  • Make sure items that can be, are locked away through a padlock in a secure building. An alarm system & security lighting may also offer extra target hardening of buildings.
  • Mark all your property by etching your postcode on items & also by using smartwater which forensically marks items so the thieves can be more easily identified  
  • Install closed circuit CCTV to help monitor property of value.