ADVICE on not falling victim to burglars will be on hand in Grappenhall following a spate of thefts in the area.

The council’s south neighbourhood team has teamed up with Cheshire Police for an event to give residents advice about staying safe and secure.

Taking place on March 27 between noon and 4pm, a variety of advice and freebies will be on offer.

Clr Kate Hannon, executive board member for leisure, community and culture, said: “This is the first in a series of events to be held across South Warrington which aim to encourage residents to take some simple steps to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime. “By providing simple information and advice, promoting resident Home Watch schemes and offering free safety equipment and security tips, south Warrington will be a safer and stronger community.”

Inspector Becky Stokes, from South Warrington Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We take all reports of burglary seriously and understand the impact that incidents such as these can have on residents.

“Our officers have arrested and charged four people in connection with the recent spate and they are currently going through the court process.

“We are keen to reassure all residents that the Police are here to prevent crimes as well as solve them, and we are delighted to form this partnership with Warrington Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Team to reach particularly our older and more isolated members of the community where ‘Fear of Crime’ levels are high.”