Shoppers get sheducated
Dated: 02 Apr 2012
The garden was once again brought to the street in a bid to tackle shed burglaries in South Tyneside.
A crime prevention shed was set up at South Shields Market Square to show people how to boost security.
Nick Gjorven, Acting Inspector for Riverside and West Shields, said: "The shed display has proved successful in the past and we hope people once again take on board the steps shown to make their sheds less attractive to thieves.
"We are continuing to target thieves by patrolling in key areas at key times.
"I would ask that the public not only follow crime prevention advice to secure their sheds, but also to report any suspicious activity to us so that we can take appropriate action."
Further crime prevention advice is available on the Northumbria Police website:
Jeff Reid from South Tyneside Council's Community Safety at the crime prevention shed