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Free crime prevention event in Nuneaton 20 Jan

A crime prevention event is taking place in the car parks at theGeorgeEliotHospitalon Friday 20th January 2012 between 1.30pm and 4.00pm.

Police Community Support Officers from Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Neighbourhood teams supported by Warwickshire County Council Community Safety Officers, and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, will be on hand with crime prevention information and advice.

Members of the public will able to pick up lots of handy tips to keep themselves safe from crime with particular focus on vehicle security. Visitors will be able to take away tamper proof number plate screws and other crime prevention items.

Inspector Patrick Devereux from Warwickshire Police said: “We are working hard with partners including Neighbourhood Watch,Nuneatonand Bedworth Borough Council and the county council to promote crime prevention messages and I would encourage people to attend and take notice of the advice on offer during the event.

This advice is particularly important at this time of year as the dark evenings and frosty mornings increase the risk of cars being stolen and broken into. We also need to raise awareness as we still hear frequently about cars targeted which have been left insecure and with valuable items clearly on show.

“We value the support from all the agencies involved in this event and I am grateful to the George Eliot hospital for their support in this initiative.”

Tips to secure your vehicle

  • Always leave your car locked.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in the car. If you must leave items in the car do not leave them on show.
  • Park with care in well lit areas, ideally near CCTV cameras.
  • Use a good quality steering lock and have a Thatcham approved alarm/immobiliser fitted.
  • Use tamper proof number plate screws which destroy the number plates if they are taken.
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