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Moped Crime: GMP Latest Force To Deploy New DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray

16 Feb 2018

A unique DNA spray is being trialled by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to ‘tag’ criminals who officers can’t immediately catch.

Spearheading Huge Campaign Against Burglary

12 Feb 2018

A massive forensic marking operation to protect 30,000 homes  from burglary is being launched by Surrey Police and will be rolled out over the next 12 months.

Guarding Manchester’s Retail Sites

17 Jan 2018

SelectaDNA Intruder Spray is being rolled out across parts of Greater Manchester as part of an operation to protect local businesses.

Police Using DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray To Support Prosecutions

10 Jan 2018

West Midlands Police is using SelectaDNA 'tagging' spray when attempting to catch anti-social bikers, as the spray can be aimed effectively at offenders from a distance. They are also using the spray to support prosecutions.

Officer Commended For Catching Moped Criminal With DNA Spray

14 Dec 2017

PCSO Ken Short from West Yorkshire Police who used the new SelectaDNA ‘tagging’ spray to catch a moped criminal has been awarded the people of Wakefield’s top officer following a public vote.

DNA Tagging Spray Helps Met Police Reduce Moped Crime

9 Nov 2017

A reduction in moped-related crimes across London has been achieved after a crackdown by the Metropolitan Police that includes the use of SelectaDNA Tagging Spray to mark offenders.

Met Police Launches DNA Tagging Spray Against Moped Crime

31 Oct 2017

The Metropolitan Police have deployed a new DNA Tagging Spray as an innovative strategy to deal with the ongoing problem of moped theft, robberies, acid attacks and the anti-social riding of powered two-wheel vehicles.

DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray Convicts Nuisance Riders

26 Oct 2017

A teenager has become the latest person to be convicted following the use of a new DNA ‘tagging’ spray against moped criminals and nuisance off road riders being deployed by police forces across the UK.

Surrey Police Deploys DNA Spray Against Scooter Crime

25 Oct 2017

A proactive operation using DNA spray to identify scooter and vehicle crime offenders has led to five arrests and 40 stop checks in north Surrey.

Met Protects 35,000 Mobile Devices With DNA

23 Oct 2017

Selectamark has been appointed as ‘Official Supplier of the Forensic Property Marking Product for the Metropolitan Police Mobile Technology’.

Taking On The Waste Crime Fight

20 Oct 2017

The Environment Agency has stepped up efforts to tackle waste crime using a new DNA Spray and a four-legged recruit.

Reducing Rural Crime In Wales

18 Oct 2017

Breconshire Police have been promoting SelectaDNA to protect farm equipment and deter rural crime at events including one run recently by the National Sheep Association.

Space-Age Home Security

9 Oct 2017

Top tech journalist James Day has described SelectaDNA as ‘space-age’ and ‘an invisible innovation’ that that can help protect property and prevent burglaries.

NZ Convenience Stores Install DNA Spray To Prevent Armed Robberies

2 Oct 2017

More than 50 convenience stores in New Zealand, which police fear could be targeted by armed robbers, are to have DNA Spray installed in them so that offenders can be identified.

Police Distribute DNA Marking Kits To Combat Motorbike Thefts

29 Sep 2017

Merseyside Police, in partnership with Sefton Safer Communities Partnership, are distributing DNA marking kits in Sefton this weekend, as a continued response to the theft and anti-social use of scooters, motorbikes and mopeds in the area.

DNA Spray Used By Police To 'Tag' Lawless Bike Offenders

25 Sep 2017

West Midlands Police officers are being armed with SelectaDNA spray in the latest tactic against off-road bike offenders who plague the region’s streets and parklands.

Australian-First: Victoria Police Launch SelectaDNA Trial To Cut Crime

29 Aug 2017

An Australian-first crime prevention property marking trial has been launched by Victoria Police in alliance with community, government and private sector stakeholders.

New DNA Tagging Product Launched To Identify Moped Criminals

8 Aug 2017

Award-winning SelectaDNA forensic technology has been incorporated within a handheld device to create an effective new tagging product to deter and prevent personal attack and criminal behaviour, such as moped and motorcycle enabled crimes.

Met To Deploy New DNA Tagging Spray Against Moped Crime

4 Aug 2017

The Metropolitan Police are to deploy the new SelectaDNA Tagging Spray as an innovative strategy to deal with the massive problem of moped theft, acid attacks and the anti-social riding of scrambler bikes.

SelectaDNA Secures School Security Award

1 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Neil Beards and his team at Wolverhampton City Council who have just won the School Security Award at the Education Business Awards for their great work with West Midlands Police using SelectaDNA to protect local schools.

DNA Spray Kick-Starts Solution To Scrambler Crime

25 Jul 2017

The anti-social riding of scrambler bikes continues to cause problems across the UK, and West Yorkshire Police are the latest force to be deploying the SelectaDNA Defence Spray as a new and effective strategy to deal with offenders.

Arrests In Norway After Construction Theft In Denmark

14 Jul 2017

Three people from Romania were arrested in Oslo in possession of suspected stolen goods. The police checked the items for SelectaDNA markings and found DNA-coded microdots on them.

Cumbria Police Launch Traceable Scheme To Tackle Livestock Theft

10 Jul 2017

Cumbria Police and farmers are taking a joint approach in a bid to tackle sheep theft. Officers will work with farmers to launch a forensic marking scheme that will see a traceable solution – supplied by SelectaDNA – applied to livestock.

Operation Scrambler Deploys DNA Spray To Track Off-Road Bikers

6 Jul 2017

A new crime fighting tool is being used to crack down on the illegal use of scrambler bikes in Widnes, Cheshire. Police are using the SelectaDNA Defence spray to try to catch the culprits.

Beach Patrol Helps Avoid Marine Crime Wave

14 Jun 2017

Holidaymakers and residents in Tendring in Essex can rest assured this summer that its Beach Patrol will have their boats and lifesaving equipment safely protected by a new scheme to deter marine theft.

On The Trail Of Livestock & Horse Thieves

12 Jun 2017

Following the widespread success of SelectaDNA being used in Cheshire Constabulary’s Operation Shield, a DNA tagging system has been developed by SelectaDNA for use on livestock and horses.

Race Debut For SelectaDNA Swift

9 Jun 2017

SelectaDNA is being introduced for the first time to the motor racing community through a partnership with Red Rose Racing.

Safe Security Partnership

31 May 2017

SelectaDNA has teamed up with Insafe, the leading British safe manufacturer, to bring their customers a comprehensive security solution to protect their jewellery and valuables.

Irish First: Topaz Trials DNA Spray To Protect Service Stations

26 May 2017

Topaz, the largest fuel and convenience brand in Ireland, is linking up with SelectaDNA to trial the DNA Spray system at several of its service stations.

Shield’s Success Celebrated: 6,300 Rural Homes Protected

10 May 2017

The success of Cheshire Police’s highly successful anti-burglary campaign Operation Shield, which uses SelectaDNA to protect rural communities, has been celebrated at a recent event.

DNA Farm Protection In NZ

3 May 2017

Tackling rural crime using SelectaDNA is a key focus for police in the Clutha district of New Zealand following the recent appointment of Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley to a new role as Area Response Manager.

New Police Partnership With Costain Bypasses Crime

24 Apr 2017

Thousands of homes and businesses near a new bypass in rural Cheshire are being protected from burglary thanks to the use of forensic marking in an innovative partnership between Cheshire Constabulary and construction company Costain.

Helping To Improve Quality Of Life

5 Apr 2017

An initiative using SelectaDNA to tackle a burglary hotspot in Blyth, Northumberland, has been implemented to improve the neighbourhood and reduce the number of burglaries.

School Break-Ins Reduced By More Than 70%

3 Apr 2017

Break-ins at over 60 schools in Wolverhampton have plummeted by more than 70% following the use of DNA forensic marking kits to protect valuable ICT equipment from theft.

Protecting The Heart Of The Community

27 Mar 2017

A team of Community First Reponders has joined forces with a British Heart Foundation charity to protect public access defibrillators in the New Forest from theft.

Police Take New DNA Action To Tackle Burglars

19 Mar 2017

Police are stepping up action to tackle burglars by using SelectaDNA marking kits in the Whitley Bay and North Shields areas of North Tyneside

NZ Police Supply DNA Marking To Repeat Burglary Victims

3 Mar 2017

A New Zealand man who has been burgled twice has been given a SelectaDNA forensic marking kit to protect his belongings.

World First: Scrambler Bikers Sentenced After DNA Spray ID

13 Feb 2017

Two men have been sentenced in Merseyside as a direct result of using a new DNA defence spray, adopted by the Police to identify offenders on scrambler bikes.

More Arrests For Operation Shield

9 Feb 2017

More arrests have been made thanks to Cheshire Police’s Operation Shield, which uses SelectaDNA to protect homes and businesses across the county.

DNA Used For London Underground Protection

6 Feb 2017

Unauthorised movement of live line detector boxes from one site to another has been curbed by Transport for London (TfL), after SelectaDNA was used to mark the valuable voltage tester devices to keep better track of their location.

Danish Police Secure Supermarket Conviction With DNA Spray

2 Feb 2017

Discount supermarket group Rema 1000 is rolling out the SelectaDNA Spray system to deter robbery at all of its stores in Denmark.

Selectamark Appoints Vehicle Security Expert To Drive Down Crime

18 Jan 2017

Selectamark is delighted to announce that vehicle security expert Simon Ashton has joined the company as Vehicle Industry Liaison.

Special Offer For Church Protection

12 Jan 2017

SelectaDNA have joined forces with Trinitas Church Insurance Services to offer churches a SelectaDNA kit to mark and protect valuable and vital metal infrastructure such as lead roofs.

Gel Stops Theft & Damage Of Ticket Machines

11 Jan 2017

Sixty-five ticket machines in Slovenia have been marked with SelectaDNA Gel to stop theft and damage.

Cable Network Across France Protected From Theft

4 Jan 2017

French telecoms group Orange has chosen SelectaDNA to protect its entire cable network from theft.

Don’t Leave Gifts For Thieves This Christmas

20 Dec 2016

Burglaries and thefts traditionally rise over the festive season so it is vital that you don’t get complacent or lax with your home security.

Top Tips For Safer Festive Shopping

20 Dec 2016

Opportunist thieves could be trying to get their hands on the expensive Christmas presents you have invested so heavily in and even target you while you are out shopping.

DNA Spray Puts Burglar Away

19 Dec 2016

A man has been arrested by West Midlands Police and sentenced to 20 weeks in prison after he was sprayed with incriminating SelectaDNA Spray during a burglary at a convenience store in Birmingham.

UK Police-First: DNA Spray Secures Arrest Of Scrambler Bike Criminals

15 Dec 2016

In a dramatic first for UK police, two men have been arrested in Merseyside as a direct result of using SelectaDNA Defence Spray to identify offenders on scrambler bikes as part of Operation Brookdale.

London Bridge BID Uses DNA Scheme To Reduce Burglary & Protect Property

1 Dec 2016

Team London Bridge, the Business Improvement District (BID) for the London Bridge area, has introduced a new SelectaDNA scheme to protect its business community from crime.