MetTrace INITIATIVE CRIME REDUCTION RESULTS Jan 2016

01/02/2016

Quarterly figures for forces in England and Wales released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Metropolitan Police (Met) has rec...

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CONVICTED

Barefoot burglar caught 'green footed'

13/01/2016

An operation to combat burglary across an area of Ludlow in Shropshire has had its first successful prosecution.

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Street Pastors Receive Security Upgrade

05/01/2016

A new triage support vehicle being used by Shrewsbury Street Pastors in Shropshire has received a cutting-edge security upgrade from SmartWater.

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JAILED

Drug dealer jailed following undercover operation

10/12/2015

Cheltenham drug dealer Michael Chettle has been jailed for three years after police intercepted a package of heroin-filled handbags sent from India.

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Devon Police celebrate 90 per cent drop in allotment thefts

02/12/2015

A police project aimed at reducing thefts from Exeter allotments has produced dramatic results.

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Latest SmartWater Village Announced

26/11/2015

The South Worcestershire village of Cropthorne is taking proactive measures to combat residential burglary by becoming the latest ‘SmartWater vi...

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Burglaries halved in London borough

23/11/2015

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has seen a decline in residential burglary since the introduction of SmartWater. 

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CONVICTED

London man caught in SmartWater trap car ‘sting’

13/11/2015

A man has been convicted of stealing from a car after he was sprayed with SmartWater.

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Every home in Shropshire town to receive SmartWater

26/10/2015

A town in Shropshire will become the first in the country to become totally protected with SmartWater as part of a new West Mercia Police and Warwicks...

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Police in London deliver project's 60,000th SmartWater kit

16/10/2015

60,000 homes in London have now signed up to a pioneering anti-burglary project being rolled out by the Metropolitan Police in partnership with SmartW...

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JAILED

Gang jailed for railway cable thefts

08/10/2015

A gang of men who stole more than £300,000 worth of cable from the railway network across West Yorkshire have been jailed.

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Sir Ian McKellen encourages Londoners to protect their property

01/10/2015

Lord of the Rings and X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen is backing the Metropolitan Police's Operation MetTrace and encouraging Londoners to use SmartWater.

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SmartWater slashes burglary rates in part of Cheltenham by 75 per cent

28/09/2015

Burglary rates have been slashed by three quarters in an area of Cheltenham following the distribution of SmartWater kits to residents.

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Sussex Search and Rescue protects life-saving equipment

21/09/2015

Sussex Search and Rescue has announced that it is protecting vital and potentially life-saving equipment with SmartWater in order to deter would-be th...

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Partnership to combat stone thefts from churches

15/09/2015

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has partnered with SmartWater to help tackle the problem of stone thefts from churches.

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More London Boroughs begin SmartWater rollout

04/09/2015

Thousands of households across Croydon, Newham and Lambeth are among the latest to be given SmartWater. 

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Highways England out to deter cable thieves

03/09/2015

Highways England is using SmartWater on cables being laid along a 17-mile stretch of motorway between Sale and Rochdale to deter metal thieves.

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CONVICTED

Greater Manchester Police clamping down on bike thieves

25/08/2015

A series of undercover SmartWater trap bike operations in Manchester has resulted in eight criminal convictions. 

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SENTENCED

Man sentenced for stealing lead from Hatfield Church

14/08/2015

A man has been sentenced for stealing lead from roofs in Hatfield after he was caught attempting to sell SmartWater marked lead at a scrap yard.

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JAILED

Birmingham cash van robbers jailed for 35 years

06/08/2015

SmartWatser evidence has helped to convict three men who targeted cash-in-transit couriers in Birmingham to fund a lavish lifestyle.

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PARTNERSHIP FUNDS SMARTWATER FOR BERWICK HOMES

31/07/2015

Social housing provider Four Housing, Northumbria Police and Safer Northumberland Partnership have worked together to raise funds which have been used...

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Hillingdon the latest London borough to introduce SmartWater

30/07/2015

Officers in the London borough of Hillingdon have begun rolling out SmartWater kits to local residents to help reduce burglary.

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Exeter police tackle allotment thieves

24/07/2015

Police in Exeter are launching a crime fighting operation to tackle allotments thieves across the city.

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City of London Police set trap bikes to catch cycle thieves

23/07/2015

City of London police are using forensically-coded SmartWater in sting operations to help officers catch bike thieves in the Square Mile.

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