A number of burglaries have taken place after offenders were seen looking into vehicles and yards, before stealing from sheds and garages.  

Police in the Ribble Valley have warned residents living in Ribchester and Longridge to stay vigilant following the burglaries, which happened overnight on Friday (January 20).

The incidents occurred around the areas of Beech Drive, Oak Avenue and Church Gardens in Longridge, and Asturian Gate in Ribchester.

Officers said that on Saturday, they were making further enquiries by visiting properties in the area to speak with householders in the hope they could gather some more information for their investigation.

In the meantime, they are asking residents to email their neighbourhood officers or call the police on 101 if they have any evidence which could assist them.

In a joint statement, PC Paddy Bowdich and PCSO Naznin Patel said: "We would like to alert residents to a series of burglaries overnight, into January 20, 2024.

"The incidents occurred with offenders looking into vehicles/yards and getting into outbuildings/sheds.

"This happened around Beech Drive, Oak Avenue and Church Gardens at Longridge.

"As well as at Asturian Gate, Ribchester.

"Neighbourhood officers have today been in the areas and speaking to locals to progress our investigations.

"If you have any further evidence to assist us, then please email 3576@lancashire.police.co.uk.

"Stay vigilant and secure all property.  If you see any suspicious activity, call 101 or 999 in emergency.

"Officers will look to increase their presence in the area."