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Free service in Plaistow to beat number plate theft

Howard Clifforth from Dagenham Motors and Chief Superintendent Gary Buttercase from Metropolitan Police. Howard Clifforth from Dagenham Motors and Chief Superintendent Gary Buttercase from Metropolitan Police.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
12:20 PM

A car dealership is offering free anti-tamper screws to combat an increase in number plate thefts.

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Dagenham Motors in Plaistow has teamed up with the police to offer the service on February 6 to protect a car’s identity and help prevent petrol station drive-offs and speeding ticket evasion.

Stolen number plates are also used by criminals to provide a false identity for vehicles used in fuel thefts, road tax and insurance avoidance, and burglaries.

Chf Sup Gary Buttercase said: “Theft of number plates is not only illegal; it causes huge inconvenience for the owner of the vehicle.

“We are extremely grateful for the support that Dagenham Motors are providing in our efforts to combat this problem.

“The tamper-proof screws will make it much harder for number plates to be stolen.”

Howard Clifforth, general manager at Dagenham Motors, said: “Swapping out standard screws for the anti-tamper variety is a very quick, yet effective way to deter number plate thieves and we’re very pleased to be able to provide this free service to local motorists.”

To get anti-tamper screws for your number plates, visit Dagenham Motors on Plaistow Road from 9am to 5pm on February 6 or call 020 8534 7661.

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