POLICE have warned motorists to be vigilant following a spoke in vehicle crimes.

Polcie said there has been a spike in vehicle crime across Padiham, down from Gannow, Ightenhill with Whittlefield, Gawthorpe and Hapton.

A police spokesman said: "There is a mixture of insecure vehicles and smashed windows.

"Please lock your vehicles and do not leave things on display especially loose change and tobacco no matter how big or small.

"If you see anyone acting suspicious in the area please report this to police on 101.

"If anyone has any information please contact 5978@lancashire.pnn.police.uk"