Police warn people to protect against ID theft - a paper shredder can help

Residents in Yeovil have been specifically reminded of the importance of destroying personal documents before recycling, after reports of men searching through recycled rubbish.

Police are encouraging people to protect themselves by using a shredder to destroy any documents with signatures and bank details, as well as old passports, driving licenses and tax bills. In addition, any old debit and credit cards must be fully cut up before disposing. Councils are willing to collect and recycle paper shreds.

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