Major fears over spike in burglaries across Southport

POLICE are warning people in Southport to make sure their windows and doors are kept secure after a sudden rise in the number of burglaries in the town.

Last weekend alone (Saturday August 20 – Sunday August 21) detectives from Sefton CID were called to properties on Halsall Road, Churchgate and Clifford Road.

Now police are asking people in Southport to make sure their doors and windows are kept secure – as well as ensuring their garages are locked safely.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: Please make sure you check outside lighting is functioning correctly.

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Locking patio doors after use as well as locking shed doors after use and consider fitting a shed alarm is a good idea.

Lock front and back doors with a key and close windows that can be accessed easily. Use timer switches for lights and radios in your home.

“In addition, putting away tools and devices used such as lawn mowers, garden equipment and DIY materials, thereby avoiding any unnecessary risks of theft or burglary as some garden tools are used by thieves to gain entry.

“Report any suspicious sightings or behaviour in your area on 101 or 999 in an emergency”


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