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Darker Nights Campaign Launched

Darker Nights Campaign Launched

Added at 10:24 on 23 January 2024

With darker days and nights upon us, local police forces are reminding residents how to keep their homes safe from burglars. Unfortunately, the winter nights can make it easier for burglars to hide in darkness - and for unoccupied and unlit houses to be easier to spot.

However, Leicestershire Police's ‘darker nights campaign’ encourages homeowners to take simple, precautionary measures in a bid to cut-down burglaries. These steps include locking all windows and doors before leaving a property, as well as leaving a light on when you go out, or using an automatic light timer to give the appearance that you are home. In addition, local police at Hinckley Police Station have also secured funding from Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire to support victims of burglaries with special packs which contain items such as light timers, window alarms, CCTV stickers and information leaflets. These will be rolled out across the borough to support and reassure victims of burglary.

Funding has also been secured to distribute faraday pouches to individuals with keyless cars to prevent keyless car theft throughout Hinckley and Bosworth. Faraday pouches block signals that car thieves use to remotely start cars to steal them. 

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