Dales homeowners get smart against criminals

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Homeowners in two Hathersage streets have become the latest to safeguard their properties against crime by having high-tech SmartWater installed.

Police from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team offered the kits to residents in Moorland Road and Sheffield Road, with several taking them up.

The kits will now be used to mark valuable items such as TVs, laptops and even cars with a UV fluid.

This fluid contains a unique code that can be identified under UV light and helps police reunite the owner with those items if they are stolen and recovered. It can be used to link a criminal with a crime scene.

Call 101 for more information.