Motorists warned to check cars before leaving them overnight

By Lisa Rand

People living in three Wirral towns are been advised to check their cars before leaving them overnight.

Merseyside Police has issued the warning to car owners in Wallasey, Liscard and New Brighton after an increase in car thefts over the past week.

The incidents, which have been occurring during the night are targeting vehicles that have been left "unsecure."

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A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said officers have increased patrols and motorists are advised to secure and remove valuables from their vehicles.

Posting on Wirral Police Facebook page, the spokesperson said: "We have seen an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the Wallasey, Liscard and New Brighton areas over the last week.

"The offences have taken place overnight and insecure vehicles have been targeted.

"Please take extra steps to ensure any valuables are removed from your vehicles and at the very least are kept out of sight.

"You local Officers from #TeamWallasey have increased our patrols in these areas and are conducting various enquiries to identify offenders and will act upon information provided to us."

People with information on vehicle crime can report this anonymously to @CrimeStoppersUK.

The spokesperson added: "#TeamWallasey will act on the information provided to us to make our community safer."

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