Crime advice after spate of attacks

CRIME prevention advice is being given to elderly people and staff in care homes after a spate of thefts.

CRIME prevention advice is being given to elderly people and staff in care homes after a spate of thefts.

Just before Christmas, thieves target a number of homes in the Yeovil area.

Now police in Weston are giving out advice and visiting homes in the town, to ensure a similar crime wave does not happen in North Somerset.

Town centre sergeant Pete Land said: "The main purpose of the visits is to check security and offer advise where we can.


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"Older people are more vulnerable and unfortunately are sometimes easily duped.

"If staff are distracted a criminal might easily get in.

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"Our team has been focusing on Weston town centre and the Ashcombe area but I am sure other beat teams will be doing similar checks.

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