Residents urged to lock up

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Village residents are being urged by police to make sure their premises are secure after an increase in crime.

In the last month, although crime in Grimsargh is comparatively low, it has increased enough for police and the parish council to be concerned and they will be working together to try and make the village safe.

Police say many of the crimes have been committed by offenders who have been able to enter people’s homes, sheds and garages because they have been left unlocked.

“Could we ask especially at night that all your sheds, garages and properties are locked and that no items of value are visible,” said a spokesman for Broughton’s rural policing team.

Also, if anyone sees people or vehicles out of place day or night, they are being told not to hesitate and to call police immediately.

“Please don’t hesitate to ring 101 and report them. We would much rather turn up to somebody who has done nothing wrong then turn up to a burglary or theft later that day,“ added the spokesman.

Police operations, leaflet drops and night time patrols are to be carried out by police who will also be arranging another village day of action.