A crime prevention initiative between the police and Abbey Ward councillors is to be extended across the whole of Bearwood. The scheme, which is already up and running, involves the use of a special pen that will mark any item be it a soft or hard surface with the marking showing up under ultra violet light.
The scheme, which is already up and running, involves the use of a special pen that will mark any item be it a soft or hard surface with the marking showing up under ultra violet light. Under this ground breaking initiative Abbey Councillors have financed enough pens to supply all of of the Ward's 100 plus Community Contacts, who will then be tasked with making sure that as many houses as possible within their Road are postcode protected. The address will be logged by police and if the property subsequently gets burgled, stolen items will be much easier to identify.
As an addition to this, local 'cash convertor' stores and pawnbrokers will be issued with handheld UV readers to check items bought in by customers. These shops are regularly checked by police for stolen property and obviously it is in their interest not to be found in possession of stolen goods because they can be prosecuted and the goods will be seized.
Anyone interested in joining our list of Abbey Community Contacts, where you will get regular updates on crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as giving you an opportunity to raise issues with the Council and the police… Contact Santokh via: firstname.lastname@example.org.