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Free DNA kits

PUBLISHED: 19:24 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 July 2010

PEOPLE living in the northern Flegg villages are being offered the chance to protect their property through the use of free DNA marking kits.

The marking kits, one of the latest tools in crime prevention, are being offered to residents by Norfolk Police.

PEOPLE living in the northern Flegg villages are being offered the chance to protect their property through the use of free DNA marking kits.

The marking kits, one of the latest tools in crime prevention, are being offered to residents by Norfolk Police.

The kits will be available from Filby Post Office on Saturday, between 10am and midday, where officers will also be offering crime prevention advice.

They are being issued following a recent increase in the number of burglaries in the area.

The kits work by applying a clear fluid to items such as a TV or ipod. The fluid marks the property with a unique code which is revealed when scanned with a UV light.

Property which is marked allows for easier identification if it is stolen and recovered by police.

Crime prevention advice offered by Norfolk Constabulary includes:

·Get into a routine of checking that doors and windows are closed and locked when leaving your property even if you are only out for a few minutes.

·Front doors should not be left unlocked even if you are only out for a few minutes.

·Front doors should not be left unlocked even when you are in the garden.

·Sheds and garages should be locked and alarmed where appropriate.

·Ask you neighbours to help out by keeping watch when you are away.

·Do not keep valuable items on display or in view in your property.

For further crime prevention advice visit www.safernorfolk.co.uk.

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