Police launch Horsham district burglary campaign

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Police officers will be on hand to offer burglary prevention advice to residents as part of a three-week campaign across the region.

PCSOs based across the Horsham district will be holding a number of public meet and greets in upcoming weeks.

Sussex Police is targeting burglars between October 27 and November 16, as statistics show the county experiences a rise in reports of burglary at this time of year.

Chief inspector Howard Hodges, Horsham District Commander, said: “With the clocks changing and evenings getting darker, we need to make sure people are aware and taking responsibility for the security of their homes.

“Burglary in dwelling is the priority for us and forces in the South East have come together to support a focused campaign.

“The chance of being burgled in Horsham is very low, but we don’t want people to get complacent.”

Horsham police officers will be able to meet the public at the following locations, at the following times.

Thursday October 30, 10am-11am - Pulborough Library - (PCSOs Dunning and Bell)

Thursday October 30, 3pm-4pm - Owl Beech Lane, South Holmes Road - (PCSO Reed)

Monday November 5, 10am-11am - Steyning Library - (PCSO Slaughter)

Thursday November 6, 3.30pm-4.30pm - Trafalgar Road, Horsham - (PCSO Evans)

Thursday November 13, 10am-11am - Family & Children’s Centre, Upper Beeding -(PCSO Slaughter)

Thursday November 13, 7pm-8pm - Billingshurst Community Centre (PCSO Bell)