Two jailed in crime crackdown

SUFFOLK: Two men have been jailed as Suffolk police continue to crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour.

A 21-year old has been jailed for 14 weeks after admitting threatening behaviour in an incident in Main Street in Leiston in the early hours of June 5 and on a separate charge assault by beating following another incident in Leiston.

While a 17-year-old has been given a four month detention and training order for possession of an offensive weapon – a baseball bat – following an incident in King Georges Avenue on July 17.

The jailings come as police continue to target those involved in crime and anti-social behaviour in Leiston – and introduced SmartWater as an additional deterrent.

Launched in Lowestoft in December, SmartWater is a colourless odourless liquid that forensically links burglars to crime scenes and stolen property.

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It can be used to invisibly mark property and now households in Leiston will be offered the opportunity to have items marked.

The pilot in Lowestoft – the first of its kind in Suffolk – was a success with more than 700 households taking up the offer to have their property marked and residents in Leiston are to be given more details about the scheme.

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Sergeant Mark Beresford, of Leiston and Aldeburgh Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “SmartWater can only be seen under ultraviolet light and it doesn’t harm property but the liquid bears a chemical code that is unique, permanent and can be traced back to the home it came from.”

Anyone with information can contact Leiston Police on 01473 613500.

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