Clampdown on car crime at Balby estate

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Car checks have been carried out in Balby as part of police crackdown on vehicle crime.

Officers checked cars on Earlesmere Avenue, St John’s Road and Albany Road to see if they were secure.

More than 200 vehicles were checked during the operation, and two were found to be unsecured.

Residents had raised concerns about car crime in Woodfield Plantation, Balby, which prompted the issue to become a priority for the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Police will meet residents again this month to decide whether it should remain a priority.

Vehicle security is an issue across South Yorkshire and residents are urged to lock their cars.