Dagenham Asian community warned over festival burglaries

The police are calling on the Asian community to celebrate safely as part of their autumn nights campaign.

“Don’t let burglars ruin your celebrations” is the message from officers, who are advising homeowners to be extra vigilant during forthcoming religious festivals such as Navratri and Diwali.

In recent years thefts from homes have risen between October and January leaving many families’ celebrations ruined when treasured items are taken away forever.