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Keeping A Trace On Cemetery Equipment

16 Oct 2012

MAINTENANCE equipment belonging to Wrexham Council and used to keep the gardens of local cemeteries and crematoriums tidy has been marked with a new forensic trace product to prevent and deter theft.

Post Boxes Stamped With DNA Trace

15 Oct 2012

POST BOXES in North Wales are being sprayed with SelectaDNA Trace to protect them from being stolen in an innovative scheme funded by the Royal Mail.

Deterring Asian Gold Theft

15 Oct 2012

THIEVES who target the Asian community for gold were the subject of an initiative organised by Thames Valley Police at the Aylesbury Mosque in Buckinghamshire.

Deutsche Bahn Reports First Arrests As A Result Of DNA Marking Initiative

20 Sep 2012

GERMAN rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reported the arrest of two metal thieves in Neunkirchen, Saarland, after they tried to sell cable belonging to the company to a scrap metal dealer.

Signing Up To Stop Metal Thieves

19 Sep 2012

PORTABLE variable message signs provided by Mobile Traffic Solutions (MTS) which warn drivers of road works, accidents or long delays as well as other useful information are being protected from theft and damage using SelectaDNA Trace.

World First: DNA Dog Sniffs Out Stolen Metal

3 Sep 2012

THE first Detection Dog in the world to be trained to sniff out forensic markings on stolen metal is set to help police officers crack down on metal theft in the UK.

Dudley Housing Stock Protected By SelectaDNA

20 Aug 2012

CENTRAL heating boilers and copper cylinders belonging to council property in Dudley are being marked with SelectaDNA to protect them from being stolen.

'Street A Week' Initiative Tackles Burglary In Westminster

19 Aug 2012

THE Safer Neighbourhoods team of Bryanston and Dorset Square in London have been involved in a joint initiative with Westminster Council's Neighbourhood Crime Reduction team, to eliminate burglaries on their ward.

New Product Traces Metal Thieves In Swansea

14 Aug 2012

LOCAL police and Swansea Neighbourhood Watch have joined forces with Swansea Council to stop metal thieves in the city by deploying SelectaDNA Trace, the latest in the range of forensic marking technology products from Selectamark.

Lancashire Police: Commit Crime And We'll Catch You

13 Aug 2012

A CRIME prevention scheme which involves setting DNA traps to catch burglars is being offered to over 600 residents in Nelson, Lancashire.

Greasy Solution To Metal Theft In County Durham

30 Jul 2012

POLICE in Ferryhill, County Durham, are using SelectaDNA Grease as part of a continuing campaign against metal thieves targeting residential properties.

Church Metal Thief Arrested In South-East London

14 Jun 2012

A MALE has been arrested and charged with lead theft from a church in south-east London, after SelectaDNA Grease was used to successfully place him at the scene of the crime.

Arrests & Convictions As Lead Thefts Plummet

6 Jun 2012

POLICE in Northumbria have seen lead thefts plummet thanks to a crime prevention initiative using SelectaDNA Grease.

Stamping Out Burglary

25 Apr 2012

THE Post Office is installing the new SelectaDNA Spray in sites across the North-West of England to deter robbery and armed raiders.

Putting A Trace On Rail Metal Thieves

19 Apr 2012

RAIL track and vital electrical equipment belonging to the UK's national rail operator Network Rail is being guarded from metal theft by an innovative new product called SelectaDNA Trace.

Pharmacy Crime Reduced To Zero

12 Apr 2012

A LEADING high street pharmacy chain in the UK has successfully protected valuable stock for more than six months following the installation of a SelectaDNA intruder spray at one of its branches in Glasgow, Scotland.

Metal Theft Prevention Scheme Praised By Shadow Home Secretary

3 Apr 2012

A RADICAL scheme to tackle metal theft using SelectaDNA has been hailed as 'pioneering' by the Shadow Home Secretary during a visit to Burnley.

Home Goods Marked To Prevent Burglary

1 Apr 2012

A NEW home-security initiative has been launched in Oldham, Manchester, to help residents keep their property safe.

Keeping Tabs On Gas Canister Theft

29 Mar 2012

A NEW DNA spray application has been developed by Selectamark's team of researchers to stop the growing problem of gas canister theft.

DNA Gel Set To Scupper Scrap Metal Thieves

8 Mar 2012

VULNERABLE properties in the Wyre, Lancashire, are being protected by SelectaDNA Gel to help combat metal thieves.

Police Drive To Cut 4x4 Thefts

3 Mar 2012

DERBYSHIRE Constabulary and Chesterfield Football Club recently joined forces to help protect owners of 4x4 vehicles from theft, following an increase in reported incidents across north Derbyshire.

Darlington's Void Properties Protected From Metal Theft

22 Feb 2012

EMPTY council housing properties in Darlington that are undergoing repairs or awaiting new tenants are being protected from burglary by SelectaDNA, a hi-tech forensic marking system.

Forest Fights Back Against Metal Theft

23 Jan 2012

RESIDENTS of rural communities in the New Forest are fighting back against metal theft by using SelectaDNA Trace to protect their farm machinery and other types of metal.

Festive Clampdown on Burglars

22 Dec 2011

RESIDENTS of a village in South Derbyshire are busy protecting their valuable household items and presents from burglary in the run up to Christmas by using forensic marking product SelectaDNA.

100% Burglary Reduction On Streatham Streets

12 Dec 2011

THERE have been ZERO burglaries on two residential streets in south-west London following the introduction of SelectaDNA forensic marking in a police crime reduction initiative six months ago.

Essex NHW Deploys DNA Trap to Catch Burglars

8 Dec 2011

A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH group are helping to target criminals in a hard-hitting crackdown on burglaries from homes, garden sheds and garages in Braintree, Essex.

Housing Partnership Reduces Crime And Fear of Crime

5 Dec 2011

RESIDENTS of Rock Ferry on the Wirral Peninsula have been taking advantage of a scheme using SelectaDNA to keep their personal belongings safer.

New Weapon In War Against Illegal Dumping

30 Nov 2011

ENFORCEMENT officers from Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire are making use of SelectaDOT, an innovative tool in the campaign against illegal dumping.

Braintree Industrial Watch Recommends SelectaDNA

23 Nov 2011

A SCHEME designed to reduce the cost of crime to businesses by recommending the use of SelectaDNA has been launched on industrial estates in Braintree, Essex.

Gas Pipe Thefts Spark Action

16 Nov 2011

POLICE in Essex are using SelectaDNA to mark metal after a series of dangerous gas pipe thefts left buildings at risk of fire and explosion.

Cracking Down On Crime In Chickenley

14 Nov 2011

A RESIDENTIAL security initiative has just been launched in the Chickenley area of Dewsbury involving the use of SelectaDNA in around 300 homes.

LSE Students Learn Value Of Property Marking

11 Nov 2011

PROPERTY marking for Freshers arriving this term at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science has been so well-received that it is being offered to all 9,000 students at the university.

It's Curtains For Metal Thieves

10 Nov 2011

A CONSERVATION group hoping to secure the future of a famous theatre in Lancashire has been issued with SelectaDNA Grease by police following the theft of lead from the property's roof.

Award For 'Safe Estate' Scheme Using SelectaDNA

4 Nov 2011

A HOUSING trust has worn a coveted award after using SelectaDNA products to successfully reduce burglary and metal theft from an estate in Surrey.

Woking Burglars Follow Letter Of The Law

11 Oct 2011

PERSISTENT offenders in Woking have been sent letters from Surrey Police warning them that SelectaDNA is being deployed in the area and that they face arrest if they are caught breaking into local homes and businesses.

Surrey Police Team Up With Partner Agencies To Reduce Burglary

11 Oct 2011

OFFICERS from Surrey Police have been working alongside Elmbridge Housing Trust and the borough's Community Safety Partnership to deliver SelectaDNA property marking kits to homes in Walton.

Getting A Grip On West End Bag Snatchers

27 Sep 2011

AN INGENIOUS device to prevent and deter handbag theft has been created by the Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC) in London, in conjunction with security company Selectamark.

Hospital Keeps Better Track Of Medical Equipment

26 Sep 2011

MORE than 20,000 medical items belonging to one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK are being forensically marked with SelectaDNA as part of an ongoing initiative to improve equipment management and prevent and deter theft.

New Academic Year: Students Protect Valuables With DNA

7 Sep 2011

MORE than 2,500 students arriving at the University of Bath later this month will be encouraged to ensure their possessions are well-protected by marking their valuable equipment with SelectaDNA.

New-Build and Void Properties Protected with DNA

1 Sep 2011

RESIDENTS on a new-build estate in south-east London are protecting their personal possessions from burglary by the use of SelectaDNA property marking.

Sunderland Uses Grease To Cut Metal Theft

30 Aug 2011

POLICE in Sunderland are using SelectaDNA Grease to give metal thieves the slip.

Safeguarding Northumberland's Churches

24 Aug 2011

POLICE are offering forensic marking product SelectaDNA to church wardens across Northumberland to help stop thieves targeting their buildings.

DNA Spray Keeps Looters Away AND It Can Identify Rioters

15 Aug 2011

TWO new products that use innovative DNA spray technology to link looters, burglars or smash-and-grab raiders to the scene of the crime are being deployed in high street shops and convenience stores in the wake of the recent UK riots.

Vulnerable Properties Protected By DNA

10 Aug 2011

A PROPERTY management company in Middlesbrough is protecting vulnerable houses from burglary using SelectaDNA forensic marking in a new crime prevention scheme.

Streatham Officers Use DNA Marking To Warn Off Burglars

8 Aug 2011

A RESIDENTIAL street in south-west London is being protected from burglary by the use of SelectaDNA, as part of a police initiative to cut crime in the borough of Lambeth.

SelectaDNA Deters 'Walk In' Burglaries In Coastal Town

4 Aug 2011

FORENSIC marking kits have been handed out by police to residents of a seaside town in Essex, in a bid to deter crooks after an increase in 'walk-in' burglaries.

Metal Thieves Arrested & Charged

13 Jul 2011

FOUR youths have been arrested and charged with lead theft, after SelectaDNA Grease was used to successfully place them at the scene of the crime.

Police Advise Farmers To Mark Crop-Watering Equipment

4 Jul 2011

POLICE are warning farmers to be on their guard and mark all valuable equipment following thefts of irrigation pipes across north Norfolk and Broadland.

Slough Neighbourhoods Get Tough On Burglary

4 Jul 2011

A CRACKDOWN on robbery and burglary using SelectaDNA property marking as one of the key components is being launched across 17 neighbourhoods in Slough.

Fishguard Introduces BoatWatch Scheme

30 Jun 2011

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.