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Burglaries prompt Alvaston crime prevention campaign

Posted on 20th February 2014

Police helped people living in Alvaston boost the security of their homes after a recent rise in shed and house break-ins.

Officers from Safer Neighbourhood teams in the Derby East policing area headed out to the Grange Road area of Alvaston to give people crime prevention advice.

They were joined by Rebecca Hudson, Derby City Council’s neighbourhood officer for the area, who provided shed alarms and property marking kits for residents.

Sergeant Simon Hawley, who runs the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, said: “We’ve had an increase in shed and house burglaries in the area so we wanted to help people better protect their property and deter criminals.

“We have increased police patrols and are out proactively giving the crime prevention advice that people can use to protect themselves.

“The message we are sending is that people should look out for themselves and their neighbours, and if they see anything suspicious or a crime in action, call police there and then.”

The crime prevention visits took place throughout the day on Tuesday, February 11.

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