UPDATE: Lock doors plea after Wainfleet break-ins

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Thurs 9.50am: Police have released further details about a spate of burglaries that occurred in Wainfleet overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Three incidents took place in the town’s Spilsby Road. At one property, the offenders entered a conservatory via an insecure door and stole joints of meat from a freezer, and a coat.

At another house in the same street, the burglar walked through an unlocked front door and stole a wallet.

The third incident relates to an attempted burglary, where the occupant was awoken at 3am on Wednesday morning by her dog barking and the sound of someone trying the back door.

In addition to the Spilsby Road incidents, a burglary occurred during the same night at a house in The Walk, Wainfleet. The offender forced a rear window and stole a purse containing cash and bank cards.

The police have urged people to ensure they lock their doors and windows securely.

Community Inspector, Andy Morrice, said: “It is clear that the offenders have been trying doors, looking for vulnerable properties.

“Overall, burglaries have reduced by 10 per cent in our area so it is important we do all we can to continue to reduce crime.

“We are urging the community to think carefully about their home security and not to make it easy for thieves”.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting ‘incident 206 of September 18’.

You can also report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.