Crime prevention day for Land Rover Defenders

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LAND Rover Defender owners in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales are being invited to attend a crime prevention day to reduce the risk of their vehicles falling prey to criminals.

The event takes place at Carsington Water Visitors Centre between 10am and 2pm on Sunday, September 23.

Any Defender driver whose vehicle registration details prove they live in the High Peak or Derbyshire Dales can buy subsidised steering wheel locks or take advantage of free security marking. Owners from these areas can enter a free prize draw to win security items, donated by various companies.

Crime reduction officer PC Bob Fox said: “Defenders are often targeted by thieves who want to strip them and sell them for parts, which is why marking your vehicle can be an effective deterrent. Marking high-value parts with UV fluid also helps us to prosecute offenders.

“I would urge owners to take measures to protect their vehicles. Many owners have had their Defenders for years and they may not have considered installing the latest security devices.

“By coming along to our event at Carsington, not only will you get your vehicle marked but you will get an idea of some of the security items that are currently available.”