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September 17, 2012, 3:26 pm

Police teach students how to deter thieves (University of the West of England)

Students are being offered advice on how to deter thieves this week as part of Relentless, keeping you safe.

On Sunday September 16 2012 3,000 students arriving at the University of the West of England were given advice on keeping themselves and their property safe by university-based PC Matt Holloway.

For the rest of the week, PC Holloway will be giving students the chance to register their laptops, phones, bikes and other valuables on as part of Relentless, keeping you safe.

Neighbourhood Inspector Bob Evely said: “Registering your property for free on the immobilise website, along with marking it with your postcode, is known to deter thieves. They know that we will be able to prove the item has been stolen and identify the rightful owner. UWE students wanting help with registering their property can contact PC Holloway at the police post at the university.  Of course nothing beats making sure you lock your doors and windows and never leaving your laptop or other valuables on display in your car.”

We also recommend installing security software on phones and computers which can help trace your property if it is stolen. For more security advice visit our website,

Find out more about how we are keeping you safe by visiting our Operation Relentless section and report intelligence, in confidence, through our online form.

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