Advice following 3 more burglaries in Southport May 4th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Advice following 3 more burglaries in Southport 2/2: Patio doors forced at third location. Please RT and share with friends family who live in ground floor flats https://t.co/unUPW1iE9L — MerPol Southport (@MerPolSouthport) May 3, 2016 Support and Advice about Burglary We understand how upsetting and frightening being burgled can be. Most burglars pick houses that look empty or insecure. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your home safe: Lock your windows and doors when you go out or go to bed. Use your house alarm if you’ve got one. Light timer switches are a good idea too. Make sure you lock your UPVC door properly if you have one – remember to lift the handle, turn the key and then remove it. Keep your valuables out of sight, away from your windows and doors:e.g. car keys, laptops, mobile phones, purse/ wallet. Lock your shed and/ or garage if you have one. Fit a letterbox restrictor to your front door. Use a UV pen to mark your valuable items with your postcode and house number. This will help us to return these items to you, should they ever be stolen and later found. How to report it? Call 101 to report a burglary or dial 999 in an emergency, for example, if the burglar is still in your home. When reporting a burglary to us, the operator will let you know when to expect a visit from an officer. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!