Sheds and outhouses targeted

Bridlington Free Press news
Bridlington Free Press news

Humberside Police are appealing for members of the public to report any suspicious activity which are concentrated around the Old Town in the St John’s Street and South Back Lane area of Bridlington.

Several sheds, outhouses, workshops and summer houses have been broken into and the contents, ranging from mini-moto cycles to wheel barrows, have been taken.

We would like to ask residents in this area of Bridlington to continue to secure their property, particularly sheds, outbuildings and garages and report anything suspicious immediately. We want to catch those responsible and would ask anyone who sees a crime in progress to ring 999 immediately.


We would like to help people to help themselves and to protect their property and contents and would ask you to consider the following advice:

Sheds Outbuildings and Garages – Shut it, lock it, keep it

Garden sheds, outbuildings and garages packed with tools, machinery and other valuable equipment offer easy pickings to thieves.

Take the right precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of crime and reduce the risk of having your property stolen. Mark your property to improve your chances of getting it traced and returned to you if it is stolen.

Here’s how you can cut the risk of theft:

• Use close shackle padlocks to secure sheds and install shed alarms and security lights

• Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside

• Always put tools and equipment away - items left outside could be stolen or used to help a thief break in

• Disable lawn mowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together to a solid anchor point

• Record details of your property (make, model, serial number and identifying marks) on the form overleaf and take photographs of items for easy identification

• Register your valuables on the National Property Database

• Security-mark your property using a UV pen or a forensic marking solution

The public also have a role to play by calling Humberside Police if they have information about people responsible for thefts or handling stolen goods. They should call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further crime prevention advice is available from your local police station or by calling 101 to speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.