BREAKING NEWS: 10 overnight burglaries in Barking and Dagenham
Barking and Dagenham was hit by 10 burglaries last night.
Detectives are today probing the rash of break-ins.
The east London borough was plagued by five burglaries each day on average between April and July, Met police figures show.
Det Chief Insp Phil Howarth has urged householders to lock their PVC doors overnight.
He said: “We still see far too many people whose lives have been devastated by this horrible crime.
You may also want to watch:
“Please alter your security routine to include locking your doors with the key and making use of all of the security that you have available.
“Home burglary causes misery and inconvenience to residents but it can be easily avoided. Working together we can make life difficult for burglars.”
- 1 Barking butcher 'thankful' for loyal customers through pandemic
- 2 Butcher fined £40k for selling 'poor quality chicken'
- 3 Former council offices to be transformed into 'workspace and cultural hub'
- 4 Dagenham school receives Unicef UK award
- 5 Barking and Dagenham Council chief executive to depart
- 6 Things to do: Explore east London this weekend
- 7 Major train disruption and cancellations through Barking via Rainham
- 8 Indian restaurants in Barking and Dagenham, recommended by readers
- 9 Man in 50s stabbed in Barking
- 10 Stephen Port victims' delayed inquest set to begin in Barking
Anyone with information concerning burglary or the handling of stolen goods should contact police by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.