Leicester

Warning over rise in Beaumont Leys burglaries

A series of burglaries in Leicester has prompted a warning from police.

In the past 10 days there have been eight burglaries in the Beaumont Leys area, two of which took place on the same road.

Four of the homes were entered by patio doors being forced, while the others had windows left open.

Officers said patrols in the area had been increased but said residents could help by securing windows and doors and looking out for suspicious activity.

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