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Initiative to reduce burglaries

4 October 09 14:52 GMT

A crackdown on burglary is beginning in part of Leicestershire.

Council officers will be giving advice to residents of Blaby on how to make their homes more secure as part of the initiative which starts on Monday.

Light timers and alarms will be handed out as part of the project by the Blaby Community Safety Partnership.

School pupils will also be given security stickers to mark their cycles and advice on how to reduce the chances of having their bikes stolen.

Councillor Ted Webster-Williams, chairman of the partnership, said: "We have made tackling burglary in our district our top priority.

"This work combined with other initiatives such as presentations on home security and a series of community safety road shows should help householders make themselves more secure in their homes."

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