Cumbria police have issued a warning to people about burglaries as nights have drawn closer.

They said that it is more important than ever at the moment to take care over home security.

The constabulary recommended that people:

  • Lock all doors and windows before you go out and ensure your house and keys are secure before you go to bed.
  • Remove keys from locks and keep them out of reach and out of sight, not on a hall table.
  • Consider keeping a light or lamp on if you are out.
  • Make sure valuables are not stored in vehicles overnight.
  • Consider installing a real or dummy CCTV camera.