Derbyshire police help charity for people with disabilities

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A DERBYSHIRE charity for the disabled has been given a high-tech DNA marking kit by police to help it protect its property.

Greenaway Workshop for the Disabled, based in Matlock, teaches adults with disabilities new skills including repairing chairs.

PCSO Granville Nixon from Darley Dale and Winster Safer Neighbourhood Team suggested staff paint all the centre’s valuable items, such as printers and computer equipment, with Ultraviolet DNA.

It means if items are stolen, they can be reunited with the charity more easily and should act as a deterrent to burglars.

Workshop manager Bridget Jones said: “The kit is fantastic and has helped us make the centre even more secure so it can still be enjoyed by our customers.”