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Bromley police warn shed owners to look after valuables

PUBLISHED: 11:36 05 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:41 05 July 2013

To coincide with National Shed Week, Bromley police has offered a fresh warning for residents to protect their possessions in their sheds.

A police spokesman said: “Garden sheds are a very popular target with burglars and are often overlooked when security is being considered.

“The value of the contents, such as garden mowers, strimmers and cycles can often add up to many hundreds of pounds. It is therefore wise to secure the shed door with at least one heavy duty hasp and closed-shackle padlock.

“It may not always be appropriate to fit a heavy duty padlock, hasp and staple as the shed door and frame may not be strong enough to support them. There are a range of smaller but sturdy padlocks, padbolts, hasps and staples which would be suitable. Whether fitting heavy duty devices or otherwise, always use coach-bolt fixings through the door and frame. All opening windows within the shed will require good window locks.”

For more information on National Shed Week, which started on Monday (July 10), visit readersheds.co.uk.


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