Police offer advice after spate of crime around Daventry

Police on the look out
Police on the look out

Northamptonshire Police say they are stepping up patrols in rural areas after a number of houses were targeted by burglars over the weekend.

Businesses and homes across the county have also fallen victim to thieves, with two quad bikes and a Landrover Defender taken from a farm in Higham Ferrers near Wellingborough, and a number of catalytic converters have been stolen from the Kislingbury area in the past week.

Police are asking residents to take precautions to help prevent crime.

These include: Getting tack, saddles and accessories marked so they are identifiable and less attractive to thieves, and ensuring valuable tack and saddlery is stored in a secure and locked location, and if it is valuable, consider taking it home to store.

Other suggestions include when leaving your yard, double-check it is firmly locked and if possible, installing crime prevention products like CCTV cameras and alarm systems.

The next tack marking event is on Wednesday, 12 November, when the Daventry Rural Safer Community Team will be at H O E Country Feeds Limited at Swan Farm Buildings, Charwelton Road, Preston Capes.

It will run from 9am to 5pm. Officers will be doing tack marking and giving out catalytic converter marking kits and general crime prevention advice.