Smart screws secure sheds

Police have given out tamper-proof screws to Clowne residents.

The screws are designed to prevent shed break-ins, and arrive after a series of thefts from sheds and other outbuildings.

Officers from the Clowne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised a special crime prevention day on Wednesday 1st May and spent three hours in the village speaking with residents.

PC Jason Graham said: “We set up the event to help local residents secure their sheds and outbuildings, and prevent them from being targeted. It was great that so many people came along to speak to us.”

“We always ask residents to keep their sheds locked, but fitting tamper proof screws or an alarm can make it more difficult for it to be broken into.”

Residents were given the specialist crews along with packs of Smart Water - a security fluid used to mark valuable property.

The Safer Enighbourhood Policing Team hold regular surgeries and meetings, the next being held on Saturday 25th May from 11am-12pm at Clowne Methodist Church.

To contact them call 101, the police non-emergency number, or email