Burglars attempt to break into Kettering home

Northamptonshire Police have released advice on how to secure your property

Police have issued advice after a household in Kettering was almost burgled
Police have issued advice after a household in Kettering was almost burgled

Burglars tried to break into a Kettering home from the garden overnight between Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19.

The offenders gained entry to the garden and tried to get into the house in Spring Rise between 11pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday through a rear door, which they caused damage to.

No entry was gained and Northamptonshire Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or might have CCTV of anyone acting suspiciously in the area between the stated times.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Northamptonshire Police have also shared advice and tips on keeping property secure with the hot weather forecast for this week.

Homes are often targeted by opportunistic thieves so police recommend keeping external doors locked, even when you are at home or in the garden.

If you rent a room, keep communal entry doors secure and lock your room. Report any security issues to your landlord.

Always close and lock windows when leaving, keep all keys out of sight and reach of letterboxes, pet flaps and downstairs doors and windows.

Make sure garden gates are secure, lock away all tools and ladders so they cannot be used to break into your home.

To protect your home if you go away, make it look lived in by using a time to switch on an energy-saving light bulb in the evenings. You could also ask a neighbour or friend you trust to open curtains, pick up post and keep an eye on things.

You can also mark your property and household items with your postcode and house number so it can be identified as yours if stolen. Register items with serial numbers free at www.immobilise.com