VIDEO: Kettering police and dealership team up to cut car crime

Police and Kettering have teamed up with a car dealership company to try and tackle vehicle crime in the town.

Officers have dropped off hundreds of security packs with Richard Sanders, in Northfield Avenue, which will be handed out with each car bought.

The packs contain warning signs aimed at anyone thinking of breaking in to the vehicle, as well as items such as air fresheners and ice scrapers emblazoned with tips for motorists.

Kettering sector commander Insp Richard Tall said: “Theft from motor vehicles has been a problem in Kettering – we had over 400 thefts from motor vehicles last year, and over a quarter of those were preventable, because people left doors open or valuables on display.

“We are working with Richard Sanders Motor Group to produce a crime prevention pack on the theme of customers protecting their investment.

“We hope this small initiative will assist in having a big impact on vehicle crime.”

Mark Sanders, a director at Richard Sanders, added: “As a local, family-owned business based in Kettering and Northampton, we are pleased to offer our support to Northamptonshire Police in the continued efforts to reduce car crime across the country.

“We are fully aware of the impact crime can have on not just an individual, but families.

“Anything we can do to raise people’s awareness of the simple steps that can be taken in vehicle security can only be a good thing and we are pleased to play our part by giving out the vehicle security packs to our customers.”