Local news | Police Advise Public Over Stolen Metal GatesPolice have received numerous reports of metal gates being stolen across Hampshire. In all cases the gates were insecure and easily lifted and removed.

If you have any type of metal gate(s) please ensure they are correctly secured and fitted.

A simple and inexpensive bicycle chain and padlock will deter opportunist thieves. If you have livestock please ensure your gate is correctly hung with opposing hinges, this will prevent the gate from being lifted off and your livestock gaining access to the highway.

Metal etching your Post code and initials into your metal gate is another inexpensive deterrent.

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