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Fishguard Introduces BoatWatch Scheme

A NEW crime-fighting initiative to target criminals who commit burglaries and thefts from boat owners in a Welsh coastal town has been introduced by Dyfed-Powys police.

Officers from the Fishguard Neighbourhood Management Team have joined forces with the local sea-faring community to mark marine equipment and outboard motors with SelectaDNA, an innovative liquid forensic coding system.
The initiative has been launched at Lower Town Harbour and will help to deter marine theft in the area and ensure that any stolen items are returned to their owner.
Once applied to valuables such as machinery or electrical equipment, the SelectaDNA liquid assigns each user its own DNA-style code and provides property with a forensic link back to the owner. The solution is virtually impossible to remove and fluoresces brightly under ultraviolet light.
PCSO Olivia Jones from Fishguard NMT said: ‘This product will become one of the many powerful tools available to the police and the wider community to stop criminals in their tracks. As a modern police force, we are prepared to use any new technologies available to assist in our fight against crime.”

For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

Mobile: +44(0)7905 623819
Twitter: @selectadna

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