A SPATE of garden sheds have been broken into in recent days across Reading.

Thames Valley Police have issued safety advice to locals across the town after receiving reports of break-ins.

The shed break-ins took place in the Queens Road area of Reading.

Police say this happened on Sunday evening into the early hours of Monday, May 10 morning.

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They tweeted: "Did you see anything suspicious? If so please get in contact on 101 quoting 43210199613."

As a result, the force has issued tips on how to prevent burglars from breaking into to your shed.

Shed/garage safety tips: 

  • Keep hedges and walls at the front of your house low (under one metre) so burglars have nowhere to hide.
  • Keep side gates locked at all times. Open gates mean burglars can easily access your home without being seen by passers-by or neighbours.
  • Gravel driveways and paths make it harder for burglars to go undetected.
  • Install an outside security light so that intruders can’t approach without being seen.
  • Install a burglar alarm system.
  • Always keep your shed locked and secured, and make sure it is anchored down to prevent it from being lifted in order to gain access.