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On The Trail Of Livestock & Horse Thieves

On The Trail Of Livestock & Horse Thieves

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.

Operation Shield was responsible for the biggest drop in burglary figures in England and Wales last year, and this was largely attributed to the use of DNA marking to protect homes. Criminals are well aware of the capability of DNA to link them to crimes, and areas protected by SelectaDNA are deemed too high risk to target.

With theft of livestock becoming a major national issue across rural communities, SelectaDNA have again teamed up with Cheshire Constabulary to develop and deliver a solution to covertly mark and protect animals with a DNA taggant. It is invisible to the naked eye, and virtually impossible to remove, settling in tiny grooves and crevices on the body of the animal. It is completely harmless to the animal, but extremely harmful for criminals! Thieves know that if they are caught with marked animals, the Police can trace them back to their rightful owners, and subsequently secure convictions.

The pilot project, which begins in June, is being coordinated by Cheshire Constabulary and will see a number of farms being protected.

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

Mobile: +44(0)7905 623819
Email: angela.singleton@selectamark.co.uk
Twitter: @selectadna

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