Police have been investigating a spate of thefts across the north
Police have issued a warning to householders to secure their properties after a spate of thefts and break-ins across the north. A number of incidents were reported in the Inverness, Kirkhill and North Kessock areas in the last weekend alone. Officers have also dealt with a growing number of possible crimes of dishonesty in the last few weeks across the Highlands.
Incidents have included break-ins and attempted break-ins to houses as well as thefts of equipment from within vehicles. Senior police figures have now issued a warning and advice to people to make sure they are on the front foot to help prevent them becoming a victim of crime. Chief Inspector Ian Graham, area commander for Inverness, said steps that could be taken are as simple as making sure all windows and doors are securely locked.
He said: Across the Highlands we are fortunate in having a relatively low reported rate of vehicle thefts and associated crimes; however, this does not leave room for complacency for police or drivers.
Unfortunately there s been a number of reports of break-ins to vehicles and homes across the area recently so it is important communities remain vigilant to suspicious activity and take steps to secure their vehicles and belongings.
Often vehicles are left unlocked, handing the ideal opportunity to a would-be thief.
In addition to thoroughly investigating all crimes reported, we are committed to keeping communities safe by advising how best we can all secure our vehicles and property, reducing the risk of becoming a victim of crime.
If you discover that your car has been broken into our advice would be to contact the police to report it straight away before you touch or drive the vehicle.
This will increase the chances of recovering forensic evidence from the vehicle itself. Ch Insp Graham said thefts from houses and vehicles are often linked to serious crimes such as the trade of illegal drugs. He added: Community intelligence is vital to our inquiries so we are thankful for ongoing assistance from the public in reporting potentially suspicious activity.
It s important not to present as an easy target by considering improvements to security around your home and outbuildings and letting police know about any suspicious persons or vehicles, regardless of how insignificant you think it may be .
Any information provided by the public is greatly appreciated and may lead to the final piece of a jigsaw that allows for a successful prosecution.
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Mental health and child sexual exploitation will be discussed at the next Cheshire Police and Crime Panel and residents are invited to get involved.
The panel s next meeting is on Friday 25 September which will be taking place at 10am at Wyvern House, Winsford. Residents are invited to attend or watch the meeting on the webcast.
Councillor Howard Murray, Chair of the Panel, has called on the members of the public to submit their views and or questions. He said:
There are many different ways to take part and get involved of the work of the panel.
You can send us your questions and comments, attend the meeting, watch our live stream or keep up to date on social media. You can also read minutes from panel meetings on our website www.cheshirepcp.org.uk1. I would encourage local people to get involved in panel meetings and find out what is happening in their area.
Attend the meeting at 10am at Wyvern House, The Drummer, Winsford, CW7 1AH on Friday 25 September
The panel maintains a regular check on the performance of the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Commissioner consults with the panel on plans and budget for policing, as well as the level of council tax and the appointment of a Chief Constable.