Event to cut distraction burglaries in Barrowby

Police are offering advice on how to prevent distraction burglaries after a spate of incidents in Lincolnshire.

Officers will be at The Green in Barrowby, near Grantham, on Monday to advise people on how to prevent becoming a victim of this crime.

Insp Nigel Storey said the crime was an on-going problem in the Grantham area.

He said offenders were managing to trick their way into people's homes by pretending to be utility workers.

Insp Storey said: "The message we are trying to get across is simple, don't ever let anyone into your house without looking at their ID and ringing the organisation, or firm they claim to be from, to check.

"Remember it's your home and you don't have to let anyone in if you don't want to, whatever the circumstances."

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