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Police launch Operation Advent

Police in Greater Manchester are launching a campaign to raise awareness about crime during the festive period.

Operation Advent focuses on crimes that can increase in the run up to Christmas, such as theft, car crime and dealing stolen goods.

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Advice on how to stop thieves ruining your Christmas

As many people are now starting to do their Christmas shopping, GMP is raising awareness of vehicle security. Car crime has falled by 17% across Greater Manchester in the last 10 years. But there were still 1,598 incidents last December.

Police are also urging motorists to register valuables at www.immobilise.com and to security mark them with their postcode and house number or vehicle registration number.

Click the video to get the latest advice from GMP Crime Reduction Specialist Darron Tickle.

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