A SPATE of burglaries and car thefts have taken place in Tyldesley and Astley.

Police are warning people to lock the doors of their properties and vehicles and ensure valuables are not left on display.

Residents are advised to not leave their keys near to front and back doors as well.

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