Security stepped up at empty council homes in Lincoln after spate of burglaries
Security has been beefed up at empty council homes in Lincoln after a spate of burglaries.
The City of Lincoln Council has installed alarms on homes which have not yet been taken over by new residents.
The measures were taken after three empty properties were broken into recently, with thieves removing boilers from two of them.
Alison Timmins, the city council's strategic housing manager, said: "We are in the process of installing alarms on our empty properties following these latest break-ins.
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"We have been dealing with the police on the matter and will look at extra security measures, such as CCTV cameras if necessary. This is a problem that seems to occur during the winter months, so we are taking measures to stop these houses being targeted.
"We will be prosecuting anyone caught stealing from these properties."
Councillors in North Hykeham will hold an advice surgery for residents on Saturday, January 5.
Liberal Democrat representatives who sit on Lincolnshire County Council, North Kesteven District Council and North Hykeham Town Council will host the meeting at the town's library, on Middle Street, from 10am to noon.