Last year saw a slight increase of shed break ins across Bythe, Knowle, Dorridge and Hockley Heath Neighbourhoods and one such crime was reported (as detailed below) on Tilehouse Lane over the Christmas period.

Most residents do not check their sheds over the winter months, so thefts can go un-noticed. The police advise that we should all regularly check our garden sheds so that if any thefts have taken place they can be reported.

The police also advise that where ever possible, you should ensure that sheds and other out buildings are padlocked and if possible fitted with a shed alarm(s) which can be purchased from most Garden Centre’s or DIY outlets.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your local community please call officers on 101. Always dial 999 if a crime is in progress.