High–tech defence

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A campaign has put four by four owners in the driving seat when it comes to protecting their property.

Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team offered to mark Land Rover Defenders with a special liquid, giving their owners piece of mind.

A total of 49 vehicles were marked with the substance, which contains tiny chips that have a unique reference number that can be read and matched on a database if the vehicle is ever stolen.

Defenders are often targeted by thieves and their parts stripped and sold on.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, in charge of the Bakewell team, said: “These kits are absolutely fantastic, letting us mark many different sections of the vehicle, from doors to spare wheels and parts of the engine.”

More information and advice is available by visiting www.derbyshire.police.uk