Trailers Receive Unique Marks To Tackle Rural Crime
More than 200 trailers have now received unique identification marks in Ards, after the latest event to help tackle rural crime.
The trailer marking event took place in Greyabbey last week and was organised by the PSNI with the Ards Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP).
The free scheme, which is open to anyone with a trailer, allows the owner to have their equipment marked with a unique number, which is then stored on a database and can be used to trace or recover stolen items. Having a trailer specially marked is also a deterrent to theft in the first place.
Speaking after the event, Chairman of the Partnership, Alderman Ronnie Ferguson, said: “Trailers and other agricultural equipment are harder to recover than standard vehicles, so any steps which we can take to help prevent rural crime in the first place or to make it easier to recover stolen vehicles is to be welcomed. I look forward to repeating the free trailer marking event in the near future”.