Drive to secure numberplates

POLICE have launched a drive to crackdown on thieves who steal car numberplates. Over the past six months, 114 vehicles across North Somerset have had their plates stolen

POLICE have launched a drive to crackdown on thieves who steal car numberplates.Over the past six months, 114 vehicles across North Somerset have had their plates stolen. Now local police, in partnership with Adam Gould of Gould Autoplates and Signs, are holding a number of sessions for people to upgrade the security.The free sessions will involve replacing existing numberplate screws with tamper proof security clutch screws.Crime reduction officer PC Paul Morris said: "This is a good opportunity to improve security on something that people may never have considered."It is understood the rise in number plate theft is caused by thieves using them as ghost plates on other cars.Another theory is that local youngsters are stealing them as a dare.The first session is being held today (Wed) from 10am-2pm at the Argos Car Park, Portishead. A further session, supported by Webb's Autos, will be held at Tesco car park, Nailsea, from 10am-2pm tomorrow (Thurs).The final security drive, supported by Kingston Garage, Kingston Seymour, is on February 9 from 10am-2pm at Tesco car park, Clevedon.

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