Swindon Christmas shopping theft warning

A campaign to encourage people in Swindon to guard against theft in the run-up to Christmas has been launched.

Police say last December there was a 14% increase in thefts from vehicles in the town compared to the same period in 2008.

A spokesman said more people out shopping meant more opportunities for cars and items in vehicles to be stolen.

He urged people to secure their homes and cars and leave nothing on show.

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