Humberside Police offers common sense advice to residents over shed and garden security

Humberside Police is offering some crime prevention advice over shed and garden security.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 9:30 am
Make sure your shed or garage is secured with a good quality lock.

A spokesman said: “Lighter nights often means criminals are on the prowl for easy pickings from gardens, sheds and garages. As the weather starts to warm up, we all spend more time outside, but we all also get a bit lax about leaving our property around.

“Opportunist criminals are always on the lookout for bikes, tools, sports equipment and fishing tackle in sheds and garages, as well as in gardens.”

Police advice includes:

○ Make sure your shed or garage is secured with a good quality lock.

○ Do you have security/motion sensor lights? They can be a great deterrent if your home or garden is secluded.

○ Loop a strong chain through the handles of your garden tools and connect the ends with a strong padlock. If possible, fix a large metal eyelet to part of the shed frame and loop the chain through it.

○ For reference record a description and add photographs of your cycles, golf clubs, fishing equipment, tools and any other property free on

○ Consider marking your property using a visible permanent marker or an invisible marker, adding your postcode and address.