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a SCHEME to tag lead in Belper has been dubbed “fantastic but expensive” by police.

The campaign to mark lead with DNA grease was launched after the town suffered 30 cases of lead theft over six weeks.

Speaking at Belper Town Council’s meeting last Tuesday, Sgt Richard Booth said: “There have been no lead thefts in the past week – fingers crossed.

“It could take quite some time to achieve a positive response but uptake of the scheme has been good.”