‘Don’t leave gifts on display under tree’

IT may look festive but South Yorkshire Police this week warned householders to avoid leaving Christmas presents on display under the tree.

Chief Insp Shaun Morley said: “House burglaries in South Yorkshire are at their lowest levels for 27 years. However, don’t entice burglars into your property by leaving presents under the tree.

“To prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime and spoiling your Christmas, remove any valuable property out of sight.”

The force has issued a number of festive safety tips, including urging revellers to stick together and to look after each other, and using taxis or having a designated driver to avoid the risk of drink-driving.