Police report spate of night-time thefts

Police have reported a recent spate of thefts overnight in Richmondshire.

These have included theft of fuel, theft from motor vehicles, the attempt theft of a motor bike and thefts from outbuildings.

Sergeant Lauren Wilkinson, from Richmondshire neighbourhood policing team, said: “Unfortunately over the past few nights we have seen a rise in the number of overnight thefts reported to us.

“Clearly there are some groups out and about at this time using the dark nights to commit crime.

“We will continue to patrol throughout the day and night however please help yourself by keeping all vehicles, houses and outbuildings locked and secure.

“If you have CCTV please make sure this is in working order, and should you see anyone or any vehicles acting suspiciously or witness a theft taking place contact us on 999 immediately.

“We rely on your calls to get us to the right place at the right time.”