Safety tips to foil break-ins

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POLICE in south Edinburgh have issued safety tips to residents to combat housebreakers following a spate of break-ins in the Newington and Marchmont areas.

The Housebreaking Investigation Unit has urged residents to ensure doors and windows are locked, and called attention to “older sash-style windows” as being particularly vulnerable.

Officers have advised residents with these types of windows to install locking mechanisms.

The force has also reminded the public that they can request a crime prevention survey from police at their property.