Residents across Sefton are being urged to sign up to a free scheme aimed at detering burglars and theives from taking their belongings.

The Immobilise scheme allows people to register their laptops, bikes, smart phones and other valuables on a secure database which the police have access to.

If officers investigating a burglary, robbery or theft come across stolen goods, it allows them to match them up with their rightful owner.

The database can be accessed by police officers all over the country meaning that thieves are hampered in their efforts to sell things quickly on.

Neighbourhood officers will be running sessions at schools and community events throughout February to encourage as many people as possible to sign up

Visit the neighbourhood pages of the Merseyside Police website to see when there is a session near where you live and follow the link to find out how to register online for free.

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