Shropshire cops home insurance warning

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

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Shropshire police have urged homeowners to tighten up security following a spate of burglaries, which will also boost home insurance cover.

West Mercia Police have recorded 180 burglaries and attempts since April 1st, marking an increase compared to last year where other instances of crime have fallen across Shropshire.

This "significant" increase in household burglaries has prompted Detective Chief Inspector Alan Edwards, head of CID across Shropshire, to issue a warning to homeowners.

He noted: "We all need to be security conscious, especially this time of year during the holiday season.

"An unlocked door or open window can make your property an easy target for those on the lookout for easy pickings."

Homeowners have been urged to consider fitting locks on their ground floor windows and deadlocks on all external doors.

Walls and fences are also recommended to prevent intruders from accessing back gardens, while a security light in both front and back gardens also acts as a deterrent.

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