Residents attend car number plate security road show in Rainham

Residents were able to brush up on their crime prevention tips at a car number plate security road show.

About 150 residents attended the event at Tesco in Rainham on Wednesday October 23.

Organised by Havering Council, the event saw Paul Overton from Startright Mobile Mechanic, assisting drivers with replacing the screws on their number plates with tamper-proof versions.

The kits were provided and fitted for free to help combat the rise in number plate thefts.

Residents were also given pens to mark property with, given money safe booklets, information promoting lighting homes between 4pm and 9pm to put off burglars and advice on how to properly secure property.

Cllr Lesley Kelly, Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Protection said: “With number plate theft rising rapidly I would recommend that everyone who owns a vehicle puts this kit on their car.

“We should all take more care with our homes, vehicles and property. Each one of our measures cuts the chance that residents will be the victims of crime.

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