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Alcester South SNT Update

Latest Community Policing Priorities Poll

The latest Poll is still live and we thank those that have already voted. Please follow the link below to cast your vote. The three suggestions with the most votes will be chosen as policing priorities alongside the normal work and demands of the Team.

Mobile Police Surgeries

On Wednesday 26th June, The Team will be holding four police surgeries on the area in order to discuss crime prevention and any other concerns you may have. The main topic will be the recent incidents of thefts from sheds and vehicles. There are a limited number of shed / vehicle alarms available for free. Please come along for a chat. The four surgeries are:-

Luddington –            Social Club Carpark. 2pm till 2.45pm

Welford  –                   The Green.  3pm till 3.45pm

Bidford  –                    The Big Meadow.  4pm till 4.45pm

Alcester –                  Waitrose carpark. 5pm till 6pm

Theft of vehicle number plates

Vehicle number plate theft is a national problem and has increased in recent years in part due to an increase in the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras. Offenders have looked at ways to hide the identities of their vehicles so they can engage in criminal activity whilst avoiding detection. Number plates are being stolen from vehicles of all makes, models and ages.

How to combat it –

–       Non reversible screws have been developed to help combat this crime. The number plate screws are special one-way devices that cannot be unscrewed once fitted. Any attempt to steal the plate would require force, causing the plate to break. Therefore if the thief steals the plates, they are damaged in such a way that makes them useless for criminal purposes.

–       Traditional number plates are fixed to vehicles using plastic bolts. If non-reversible screws are not available, it is recommended that double sided tape is used instead of plastic bolts. This makes the plate harder to remove and may well lead to the plate breaking and therefore rendering it useless if pulled off. When taking your vehicle for its next garage maintenance visit ask for your car number plates to be attached in this way.

–       Check to see that your vehicle still has its number plates before and after you use it. If you find the plates gone, report to police straight away.

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