Summer crime prevention

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Police are trying to stop a summer crime spree in South Holland by hosting two roadshows this month.

A mobile police station will be in Chapelgate, Sutton St James, on Tuesday July 8 from 2pm until 6pm where people can get crime prevention advice, particularly in relation to gardening equipment thefts.

Another roadshow takes place outside the Co-operative store in West Street, Long Sutton, on Friday July 18 between 10am and 2pm.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We want to encourage residents to security mark their equipment and complete a log of all valuable items in their sheds and garages, with serial numbers and photographs.

“Often, items believed to have been stolen are recovered from suspected burglars following arrests but, because the recovered items can’t be properly identified and linked to a theft, it can’t be returned to the rightful owner.

“More frustratingly, it can’t be used as evidence of a crime and may even have to be returned to the person suspected of having stolen it.”