TEN THOUSAND people have now signed up to receive crime prevention advice, investigation updates and appeals for information from West Yorkshire Police's community alerts.

The system started on May 1 and has seen residents sent updates on operations to tackle illegal off-road biking, the Force's police officer recruitment campaign and advice on keeping a shed and outhouse secure from burglars.

Superintendent Richard Close said: "The system has been up and running for three months now, and the feedback has been really positive.

"Our updates are targeted and because they are based on your own chosen preferences; we won’t spam you with too many messages.

"The information is based on your postcode, your preferences and what is relevant to your interests."

To sign up for the alerts go to www.wypcommunityalert.co.uk