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Safer plates initiative: Knockholt, Monday 14 July

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    Kent Police Member

    Motorists in the Sevenoaks area can help combat number plate theft and vehicle crime by attending a free event where local officers will be fitting anti-tamper screws.
    On Monday 14 July a Safer Plates initiative is being held outside Knockholt Train Station between 6pm and 8pm.

    Combat thieves
    The theft of number plates allows criminals to clone other cars whilst innocent motorists can incur speeding fines, congestion charges and other offences as a result. Stolen number plates may also be used in the theft of petrol and diesel.
    In order to combat this police have discovered an effective way to deter thieves, by the use of anti-tamper screws. These are one-way screws and once fitted they cannot easily be removed. The screws are then covered with a security cap as an added deterrent.

    Free of charge
    Organising the event is Police Community Support Officer Jenny Boyden, who will also be on hand to offer crime prevention advice to vehicle owners.
    PCSO Boyden said:
    Motorists are advised that the service may not be possible on plates which are either stuck on or have plastic or rusty screws.

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