‘Protect your home during darker nights,’ advise West Mids Police

In case you forgot, the clocks go back on Sunday (28/10/18). This means darker nights. The one thing that is positive about the clocks going back this weekend is that we can all enjoy an extra hour in bed, as British Summer Time (BST) ends.

West Mercia Police are reminding the community not to let burglars take advantage of those longer darker nights.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Purcell said:

“As the nights draw in we often see an increase in people’s homes being burgled, as well as valuables stolen from cars as thieves take advantage of the cover of darkness.

“Our officers do regular patrols, but I would also advise people, especially at this time of year, to think about their home and vehicle safety.


“Simple things can be done in and around the home such as:

  • setting lamps and radios to come on to a timer, use /or install an alarm system.
  • installing outside security lighting.
  • don’t leave valuables on your seats and if you can park your car somewhere that is well lit rather than a secluded street.

These can all help prevent being a target of crime.”



West Mids Live believes there is nothing to despair as winter approaches. Things to look forward to:

  • Halloween 31 October
  • Bonfire Night Weekend begins on (Fri) 2 November
  • Christmas Holiday Countdown from 1 December





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