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Summer crime warning.

POLICE are warning the public to keep sheds and outbuildings secured to reduce opportunistic crime during the warmer weather.

Officers have also been visiting known burglary suspects in the Norristhorpe area of Liversedge as part of a daylong operation to deter shed break ins and the theft of garden ornaments and equipment.

The 'disruption visits' to offenders were part of a wider day of action which saw officers visit secondhand shops in the area to check for stolen property and remind staff about the need to be vigilant.

Neighbourhood officers also spoke with residents to advise them about how to better protect their sheds and gardens.

West Yorkshire Police has issued the following advice for residents: Ensure garden sheds, |gates, garages and outbuildings remain locked Put bricks in the bot-|tom of patio tubs to make them harder for thieves to carry Mark valuable items |such as ornaments and furniture with your postcode, and keep photographs of such items as a record Gravel on driveways |and in gardens can help deter thieves as they can be heard approaching the garden Don't leave items of |value such as tools, lawnmowers or bicycles outside in the garden - lock them away out of sight.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 23, 2014
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