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Cadets help crack down on thieves

10 Feb 2016 16:41 PM

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Volunteer Cadets in Blyth have helped crackdown on thieves targeting residents as part of the 12 streets campaign.

Last weekend cadets were on patrol in the Cowpen Quay area of Blyth to offer crime prevention advice to residents and also carried out property marking to help residents protect their property from thieves.  

The activity forms part of the 12 streets campaign - a multi-agency operation between Police and Northumberland County Council to improve quality of life for residents.

Blyth Neighbourhood Inspector, Grant Dawson, said: "The 12 streets campaign is off to a good start and we have had some great feedback from residents who have welcomed the activity in area and have been speaking with officers to raise their concerns. 

"Improving quality of life for residents of Cowpen Quay is a neighbourhood priority and we know from speaking with people that theft and burglary is a concern for residents in the area.

"The cadets really enjoyed supporting officers over the weekend to deliver crime prevention advice and help residents protect their property.

"Extra officers will be on patrol in the area as the campaign is carried out and we encourage people to speak with officers to raise concerns and provide any feedback."

When officers mark the property they advise people to sign up to the free property registering website www.immobilise.com.

Immobilise is the world's largest register of property where members of the public can register their valuables – anything such as mobile phones, bikes, tools, electrical and gardening equipment. It's free to register and takes just a few minutes to sign up, and means if property is stolen and later recovered, it can be returned to the rightful owner.

Ownership details can be viewed by police across the country on the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR), which allows officers to check a recovered item and instantly find the owner. It also helps to instantly establish if the person in possession is committing a crime.

For further crime prevention advice visit the Northumbria Police website http://www.northumbria.police.uk




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