Spate of 24 shed and garage burglaries spark two-day crime prevention campaign

More than 20 shed and garden burglaries in East Lindsey have led to a special event being staged by Lincolnshire Police, it has been revealed.

The Horncastle Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a two-day crime prevention event.

It has been organised for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20.

The event is taking place at the former Crowders Garden Centre on Lincoln Road.

And it will coincide with the centre’s re-launch by new owners Wyevale.

The focus will be on bike, shed and garden security.

Police will offer friendly advice and have crime prevention packs available.

PCSO Nigel Wass said: “Unfortunately, we have seen a recent increase in shed and garage burglaries with offenders targetting items such as power tools and bikes.

“In the last month, there have been 13 offences in the Coningsby, Tattershall and Woodhall area, 6 in Spilsby and 5 in Horncastle and Wragby.

“We are encouraging local people to come along to the event and learn more about how they can protect their property.

“They can increase their chances of having it recovered in the event of a theft.

“And they can get advice on how how to keep up-to-date with crime trends by signing up to our messaging system Lincs Alert”.

The team will be at the garden centre from 9am until 3pm on both days.

Organisers are also expecting some of their ‘Interceptor’ officers to drop by.

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