THEFTS from vehicles in the Worth Valley could be avoided if more people remember to lock their cars, according to a police officer.

Sergeant Chris Watson, of Worth Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, told a meeting of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council, that there had been a spate of thefts from vehicles in Oakworth last Sunday night.

"They are targeting insecure cars," he warned. "They are just opening the doors and helping themselves to whatever is in the glove compartment. It's something that can be easily prevented."