Advice to avoid crime

FREE crime prevention advice will be on offer at a shop.

Gadgets to help deter crooks such as plastic spikes for the top of fences and walls and mats to stop tell-tale sucker marks being left on car windscreens from sat-navs will also be on sale.

The event, at Atkinson Print, in Church Street, Hartlepool, from 11am to noon on Tuesday, May 10, has been organised by the Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel and will see dedicated crime fighters on hand to give tips on protecting property.