Tagging system to reduce drain cover theft

A new forensic tagging system to try to reduce the number of drain cover thefts is being trialled in Birmingham.
A new forensic tagging system to try to reduce the number of drain cover thefts is being trialled in Birmingham. Credit: ITV Central

A new forensic tagging system to try to reduce the number of drain cover thefts is being trialled in Birmingham.

Nearly a thousand covers have been stolen in the last eighteen months.

New DNA grease, similar to smart water, will be used to mark thousands of drain covers across the city.

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Drain Cover Theft

A new forensic tagging system to try to reduce the number of drain cover thefts is being trialled in Birmingham.