THERE has been a "spike" in house burglaries in Fairford recently, police have said.

Gloucestershire Police said that there has been increase in burglaries in the town over the last two months.

Some of the burglaries occurred because houses were insecure.

There were two incidents over the weekend.

Car keys and money were stolen from a house in East End, Fairford at approximately 3.10am on Sunday, November 12. The offender entered the house through an unlocked door.

In Park Street, Fairford, a resident disturbed three people trying to gain entry through an open downstairs window. The incident happened at about 3am on Saturday, November 11.

The suspects made off before getting into the home and sped off in a vehicle.

Police are advising residents to follow some simple crime reduction tips, such as keeping doors and windows closed and locked, moving all keys out of sight, and leaving a light on when you go out.

For more crime prevention tips, go to:

The Community Engagement Vehicle will be in Fairford and Lechlade on Sunday, November 26. Come along to ask about home security. Further details of this will follow at a later date.

Report any information regarding these or any other crimes to the police by ringing 101 or by email on