NUMBER PLATE THEFTSRainhill residents have been warned by the local police that there has been a spate of car number plates thefts in the area.
Because of the difficulty of obtaining new plates through the usual outlets (you now have to carry vehicle documents), a growing number of vehicle plates are being stolen and consequently put onto vehicles that are used for various crime activities.
Plates that have been glued onto the car are easy pickings, and ones which are held on with two small nuts and bolts are similarly at risk. There are grubbit screws available which will foil the thief and the police recommend that these be fitted.
Please phone the police if your number plates have been stolen 0151 709 6010 (ask for St Helens) - you may well help to foil a illegal activity.