Thieves ransack Hartsholme sheds and outbuildings

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There has been a spike in shed and outbuilding burglaries in the Hartsholme estate of Lincoln, police warned.

Local policing teams received numerous reports of thefts overnight between Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5.

Burglaries were reported on Uffington Avenue, Hemswell Avenue, Bucknall Avenue and Shays Drive, with power tools and bicycles stolen.

Investigating officers are appealing to the public to get in touch if they have seen anything or have information.

They are also asking private CCTV owners to help by providing footage.

A spokesperson said: “If you believe you have been the victim of a burglary and haven’t yet reported it, please do so on 101 quoting the same incident number.”

People can get in touch on 101 quoting incident 49 of 5 March.