POLICE are warning residents to be wary after an increase in "vehicle-related crime".

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have said there has been a rise in reports of incidents such as car thefts in Astley and Mosley Common recently.

GMP is urging people to lock their vehicles, not leave valuables on display inside or not to leave car keys out at home to deter thieves from breaking in and taking them

If you have any information contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.