NEWS IN BRIEF: Deter burglars by leaving lights on

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POLICE in South Yorkshire are urging residents to leave lights on at their homes when they are out - to avoid making life easy for burglars.

Inspector Ian Stubbs, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Dark nights are a burglar’s dream. Use a timer to turn on lights when you’re out so it looks like someone is at home.”

The force is also reminding people to keep doors and windows locked at all times and to keep garages, sheds and outbuildings secure.

Fuel theft from lorry

DIESEL was siphoned from the tank of a lorry parked up in a lay-by on the Woodhead Pass.

The fuel was taken as the lorry was parked in a lay-by on the Woodhead stretch of the A628 sometime overnight between Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Begging charges

PERSISTENT begging in Woodhouse, Sheffield, has led to a vagrant been charged by police and bailed to court.