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Successful property marking day at Wythall Allotments

West Mercia Police along with partner agencies carried out a very successful crime prevention advice road show at Wythall Allotments on the 11th & 12th March

West Mercia Police along with partner agencies i.e. Mick Simpson from ` We Don't Buy Crime ` Dave Rischmiller from Bromsgrove District Council's Community Safety Project and Gary from West Mercia Police Business, Rural & Cyber crime officer carried out a very successful crime prevention advice road show at Wythall Allotments on the 11th & 12th March 2017

Pc Simon Albutt from Alvechurch & Wythall SNT says `Spring is just around the corner and it's that time of year when many plots holders are working on their allotments. To help protect the allotment holders and their equipment, ourselves along with Bromsgrove District Council's, Mick Simpson from `We don't buy crime` and Gary from West Mercia Police Business, Rural & Cyber crime officer have attended the local allotment site on Baccabox Lane and security marked over 200 items of property. The property marked were a wide range of tools from hedge trimmers, lawn mowers to various hand tools. Along with property marking we also issued shed alarms to the plot holders.`

The two day event at Wythall Allotments is reference a crack down on allotment thefts within the area, Along with property marking Alvechurch & Wythall SNT also erected signs stating that the allotments are part of the Allotment Watch Scheme and that property have been smart watered.

If anybody sees anything suspicious around the Allotments please phone 101 or if a crime is in progress dial 999.

Published 14/03/17