Hampshire Police have launched a new campaign “Paint it Pink” to deter rural battery thefts.
A distinct flyer gives advice about painting your unique postcode onto any high-value batteries and painting them pink. Batteries such as those used in vehicles and for electric fences can be a popular choice for thieves, who sell them at scrapyards for their lead content.
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The Hampshire team is writing to scrap metal merchants today to ask them to reject and report any pink batteries offered to them.