Lock up your garden sheds as a number have been raided recently!

The Kent Police Rural Team has advised Hollingbourne Parish Council of a number of thefts from unlocked garden sheds in the locality and particularly from those attached to houses along the Ashford Road. Gates have been opened and livestock has escaped.

Although Hollingbourne generally has a low incidence of crime apart from “Drive offs” from the garage at the M20 Junction 8 Motorway Service Station, concern has been expressed about the recent spate of thefts and residents are advised to keep their sheds and outbuildings locked and to keep the police informed about any suspicious visitors or incidents.

Apart from the normal police emergency numbers of 999 and 101 (for less urgent matters) the Kent Rural Police Team has a new number of 07580 236308  .

Pictured below is a typical padlock for an outbuilding.