Police offer garden crime prevention tips

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Derbyshire residents are being urged to make sure their sheds are secure as part of a police campaign to prevent summer break-ins.

Householders are being urged to increase their shed and garden security, and officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be speaking to residents about the steps that they can take.

The force wants to combat thefts from sheds, garages and outbuildings this summer when people will be spending more time in their gardens.

Police are urging residents to ensure outbuildings, sheds are garages are properly secure and that any valuables, including power tools and garden equipment are security marked and kept out of view. The policing team will be heading to a Birchover garden event between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday, June 14, to offer crime prevention advice around protecting sheds, garages and outbuildings.

And on Thursday, June 19, police will be teaming up with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to offer advice around crime and fire prevention.

On Friday, June 27, officers will be setting up shop at the Moorhall Stores in Bakewell between 8.30am and 11am to encourage cyclists to security mark their bikes.