Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Residents use science to put off burglars

RESIDENTS of a Henley street are fighting back against burglars.

People living in Walton Avenue have bought Smartwater kits to mark their property so it can be identified if stolen.

“Smartwater” is a colourless liquid that can be detected using ultra-violet light.Suspected burglars who have been arrested by police can be screened to see whether they have been in contact with marked items.

A warning sign has been installed at each end of Walton Avenue and homeowners have put warning stickers in their windows in a bid to deter burglars.

Beryl Lloyd, who runs the street’s Neighbourhood Watch scheme with her husband Les, said: “Almost all the 18 households have taken a Smartwater kit and we are trying to persuade the others.

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