PUBLISHED: 10:53 24 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:55 24 July 2012
POLICE were in Weston this week to speak to residents about leaving their homes vulnerable to would-be thieves.
Officers were on hand to offer advice and hand out free Smartwater – a colourless, chemically-enhanced liquid that can be painted on property to permanently identify it using a DNA-style forensic code.
Alliance Homes joined officers in Milton Brow to security mark bicycles and assist police officers in speaking to the community about antisocial behaviour issues in the area.
PCSO Laura Bishop said: “Almost 40 per cent of burglaries take place at insecure premises, but there are simple security steps you can take, such as not leaving valuables on display and ensuring your garden sheds are locked securely.”