Fears over security after spate of break-ins

comment from housing association to follow later.

AN MP has raised concerns about security at homes in West Yorkshire following a number of burglaries.

Bradford East Liberal Democrat MP David Ward was contacted by residents of Avenham Way in the city following a recent spate of burglaries in the area.

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The residents are concerned that the security measures in their homes are inadequate and that the housing association which owns several properties in the area is unwilling to improve security.

Mr Ward has written to the housing association in question to ask that they review the security arrangements for the homes in question.

He has also contacted the Neighbourhood Policing Team to ask that a crime prevention officer visits the area.

The MP said: “When these homes were built, the security measures were accredited by the police.

“Since this time, the methods of criminals have developed, but the security has remained the same. This is leaving people’s homes at risk of further break-ins.”

“I will be contacting other residents in the area to find out the extent of these concerns.

“People should be able to feel safe in their own homes. It is important that everyone is aware of the latest police guidelines and that they take the appropriate measures, whether it is landlords, housing associations or private home owners.”