Midlothian police are hoping that local thieves will come to a sticky end when they are caught “fluorescent handed” thanks to a new initiative.
With funding from Loanhead and District Community Council and a final donation from the now defunct Penicuik Crime Prevention Panel, local community officer PC Kenny Eccles has purchased a UV marking gel.
As part of the pilot scheme, the gel can be applied to padlocks, chains or any other areas thieves might come into contact with.
Invisible to the eye, the gel can be painted on to sheds and outbuildings, which have been focus of criminals for months.
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