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Police visit villages to give home security advice

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

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ASHBOURNE police will be taking to the road this weekend to offer help and advice following a recent spate of shed and outbuilding break-ins.

PC Bointon, from Marston and Clifton Safer Neighbourhood Team, will be out and about in Mappleton, Fenny Bentley and Biggin on Saturday, January 11 to help villagers boost their home security as part of Operation Illuminate.

He will be visiting the rural communities and talking to homeowners about the campaign and the action that they can take to keep themselves safe from crime.

Simple steps such as making sure windows and doors and securely locked, house and car keys are kept out of view and valuables are not left on display will help to deter a criminal.

Villagers will also have the chance to purchase offer cut-price home security kits such as shed alarms, timer switches and door chimes as part of Operation Illuminate, with prices starting from £1.

PC Bointon will be in Mappleton between 11am and noon, Fenny Bentley from 12.15pm until 1.15pm and Biggin between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

More information is available by calling 101 or Derbyshire Dales District Council on 01629 761 100.

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